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Fall Play: The Children’s Hour

Can a story about a boarding school in the thirties resonate with Deerfield’s students? The Children’s Hour answers this question as a play set in a girls boarding school in New England in the 1930s. Written by American playwright Lillian Hellman, the play deals with controversial issues such ...


DA Looks After Norman in Scotland

For two weeks this summer— led by Scotland native Catriona Hynds, along with Peter Hynds and Sandy and Paul Yager—17 Deerfield students attended and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over five million people from all over the world travel to Scotland each year to attend the world’s ...

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The Amish Project Comes to DA

This week, the Deerfield Academy Theater Program will present The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, a play widely regarded by reviewers as “shocking,” “sublime,” and “unexpected.” The play, inspired by the killing of five girls at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ...


Behind the Scenes with the Tech Crew

Behind the scenes of each theater production, the tech crew works to design and create the set of every show from the ground up. Over the course of each term, under the supervision of Theater Technical Director Paul Yager, the crew meets each day to decide what the set should look like and how to ...


Almost Showtime!

The cast of Almost, Maine rehearses in the White Church. This fall, Deerfield’s theater program will be putting on a production of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Set in a mythical town in northern Maine, the play is an ensemble piece that features a group of people and how ...


First-Ever Student Run Play In Production

After attending the summer film program at Northwestern, Sofi Taylor ’13 said initiating Deerfield’s first ever student-run theater production was nothing short of a gamble.


The Laramie Project Stirs Up Discussion

The fall play highlights the issues of the young adult culture today, and organizations such as the GSA and Connect4 will hold forums addressing homosexuality, bullying and tolerance.


Mystery and Murder in Medea

Sizzling with passion and murderous revenge, Medea, the winter theater production, is the perfect play to see on a blustery night.


Backstage with Paul Yager

Technical Director Paul Yager has overseen the completion of over sixty sets of Deerfield plays since 1989.


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