The Domino Players – Albright College

The Domino Players

Albright College’s resident theatre company, comprised of students and faculty, engage in stylistic, cutting-edge, avant-garde performances of both contemporary and traditional theatre.

“I’ve been around the block, and have seen all of the festival productions since 2000. And I look forward to what Albright brings to festivals each year, because they set the high bar for others.” — Gregg Henry, artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The art of creating theatre enjoys a rich tradition at Albright College thanks to the ongoing efforts of its resident company, the Domino Players. For almost a century, the Domino Players have served college and community audiences alike with bold and brilliant productions of dramatic works that span the literary canon of western theatre. From its humble beginnings as a fledgling troupe of theatre practitioners, through its artistic renaissance under the award-winning and visionary guidance of Dr. Lynn Morrow (pinnacled by a Fringe First Award at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival for her production of Edward Albee’s “The Man Who Had Three Arms”), into its present incarnation as the nationally recognized producing arm of Albright College’s Theatre Department. This powerhouse ensemble continues to support the creative efforts of student theatre artists both on and offstage with an annual main stage season of four diverse productions in our 274-seat Albright Theatre, located in Albright’s Center for the Arts (CFA).

“This year’s season taught me that theatrical art truly can be effective in communicating social problems. It proved to me that what I desire to do with theatre is not only possible, it is very much needed.” — Autumn Blalock ’20, theatre/psychology major

“It’s changed the way I interact with the world and with other people.” — Miranda Holliday ’20, politics science/theatre major

Upcoming Productions

“Song and Story”

directed by Jeffrey Lentz ‘85 * EE

Sept. 28-30, Oct. 1, 2023

“As You Like It”

written by William Shakespeare, directed by Julia Matthews * EE

Nov. 16-19, 2023

“The Revolutionists”

written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Matt Fotis * EE

Feb. 22-25, 2024


written by Greg Kotis, music/lyrics by Mark Hollmann, directed by Ben Galosi ‘25 * EE

April 18–21, 2024

2023-24 Season
“Song and Story”
directed by Jeffrey Lentz ‘85
Sept. 28-30, Oct. 1, 2023
“As You Like It”
written by William Shakespeare, directed by Julia Matthews
Nov. 16-19, 2023
“The Revolutionists”
written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Matt Fotis
Feb. 22-25, 2024
written by Greg Kotis, music/lyrics by Mark Hollmann, directed by Ben Galosi ‘25 *
April 18–21, 2024
2022-23 Season
“Spring Awakening”
book/lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, directed by Jeffrey Lentz ‘85 *
April 20-23, 2023
written by Sarah Ruhl adapted from Virginia Woolf, guest directed by Andrea Hart *
Feb. 16-19, 2023
written by Molière, adapted by Richard Wilbur, directed by Julia Matthews *
Nov. 10-13, 2022
“The Big House”
written by the cast and crew, directed by Matt Fotis *
Sept. 29-Oct 2, 2022
2021-22 Season
“The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow”
by Rolin Jones, directed by Julia Matthews
April 21-24, 2022
“Iphigenia and Other Daughters” 
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Makenzie Mettler ’22
Feb. 24-27, 2022
“Sensitive Guys”
written by MJ Kaufman, Directed by Andrea Hart,
Nov 4-7, 2021
“Kintsugi: A Pandemic Project”
produced by Jeff Lentz ’85
Sept. 16-19, 2021
2020-21 Season
“Romeo & Juliet”
by William Shakespeare, directed by Dahlia Al-Habieli
April 2021
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
by Oscar Wilde, directed by Jeff Lentz
February 2021
“C’mon America, or, Hindsight is 2020”
by the cast & crew, directed by Matt Fotis
Oct. 30-Nov 2, 2020
2019-20 Season
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
by Simon Stephens
“Life is a Dream”
by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
“Scene Changes,”
a festival of new written student works
2018-19 Season
devised by the Domino Players
“A Raisin in the Sun”
by Lorraine Hansberry
November 2018
“America: The Play! The Play About America”
by Matt Fotis
“Sweeney Todd”
by Stephen Sondheim
2017-18 Season
by Nick Payne
by Leonard Bernstein and Richard Wilbur
“Almost, Maine”
by John Cariani
“The Liar”
by David Ives, adapted from Pierre Corneille
2016-17 Season
by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Alexis Jenofsky ’17
“Make Democracy Great Again!”
by Matt Fotis
“Intimate Apparel”
by Lynn Nottage
“The Pirates of Penzance”
by Gilbert and Sullivan
2015-16 Season
“Marybeth Mary Roth”
by Matt Fotis
“Clybourne Park”
by Bruce Norris
“4.48 Psychosis”
by Sarah Kane, directed by Sarah Crake ’16
by Igor Bauersima, directed by Connor Feeney ’16
“Twelfth Night”
by William Shakespeare
2014-2015 Season
“Devious Laughter”
a festival of short plays from the Theatre of the Absurd
“The Ubu Saga, Part III: Maelstrom”
Festival Program (Alternate Version)
by Jeffrey Lentz and Cocol Bernal
“The Masque of Beauty and the Beast”
by Michael Elliot Brill, directed by Danny Campos ’05
“Brighton Beach Memoirs”
by Neil Simon
2013-2014 Season
“God of Carnage”
by Yazmina Reza
“The Ubu Saga, Part II: Vortex”
by Jeffrey Lentz and Cocol Bernal
“The Shape of Things”
by Neil Lebute, directed by Sheldon Carpenter ’14
“Dancing at Lughnasa”
by Brian Friel
2012-2013 Season
by Charles Mee
“Bedroom Farce”
by Alan Ayckbourn
“Short and Sweet”
a festival of original, ten-minute plays
“Ordinary Days”
music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
“King Lear”
by William Shakespeare
2011-2012 Season
“Baby with the Bathwater”
by Christopher Durang, directed by Shannon Rowe ’12
by Tom Stoppard
“On the Verge”
by Eric Overmyer
“A Streetcar Named Desire”
by Tennessee Williams
2010-2011 Season
“The Arabian Nights”
by Mary Zimmerman
by Sarah Ruhl
“Another Part of the Forest”
by Lillian Hellman
“Random Acts of Karma”
a festival of contemporary American one-act plays


The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival has invited Domino Players productions as showcase performances in the following Region II Festivals:

2004: “Spirale”*
2007: “Waiting for Godot”
2009: “Love’s Labour’s Lost”
2011: “Eurydice”
2013: “A Streetcar Named Desire”
2014: “Vortex”*
2015: “Maelstrom”*
2016 “Clybourne Park”
2017: “Make Democracy Great Again!”*
2019: “A Raisin in the Sun”
2020: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
*Denotes an original production

In 2007, the Domino Players production of “Waiting for Godot” was chosen by the national selection committee for performance in April at the Kennedy Center for the National KCACTF Conference, one of only four college productions selected for that honor.

In 2016, the Domino Players production of “Clybourne Park” was named as the “Outstanding Production of a Play” by the National KCACTF Awards Committee, essentially naming it the best college production of the year.

In 2019, Albright won nine national awards, including once again “Outstanding Production of a Play” for their production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Given our vibrant artistic community, it’s little wonder that the creative art of the theatre extends far beyond the main stage of The Domino Players. The Domino Players Studio is a student-run producing organization whose mission is to provide support and guidance for Albright’s young theatre artists. DP Studio accomplishes their mission via an ongoing series of pre-professional workshops and seminars in the areas of playwriting and acting (stage combat, dialects, transition into the profession, etc.). Under its auspices, the group also produces the following events:

  • 96-Hour Theatre Collaboratory
    Building on our tradition of creating new work, the DP Studio provides creative support once a year to teams of exhilarated young theatre artists who gather together to envision, develop, rehearse, and perform an evening of original theatre pieces that have all been created with the span of 96 hours.
  • Short Play Festival
    Every November the DP Studio produces an evening of completely student created work. Student playwrights, directors, designers, actors, and producers put together an evening of original short plays.
  • Green and Growing
    At the end of each semester, two evenings in the Wachovia Theatre are set aside to make room for staged readings of original works by student playwrights, as well as ambitious productions of existing works by student directors. These events have also serve, quite often, as the production aspects of numerous Senior Honors Thesis Projects that are offered by our most gifted matriculating students of the Theatre Department. More specifics about some of these projects can be found by visiting our Student Artistry and Scholarship page on our website.
  • Shadow Casts
    For several years now, one of the highlights of the Albright theatre season has been DP Studio ‘shadow cast’ simultaneous-performance productions to the classic cult movies “Mean Girls” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

For more information: email the Domino Players or call the Box Office at (610) 921-7547.

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For more information about theatre at Albright go to Albright College’s Theatre Department.