This fall FTC is excited to present Tribes!

We need talented actors and committed techies! Auditions will be August 30th and 31st in Williams from 8 pm to 12 am each night. Tech interviews will be September 8th and 9th, tentatively scheduled for 7 pm to 11 pm in the Harrison Mezzanine. You don’t need to bring or prepare anything for either auditions or interviews – just stop by at some point on either of the scheduled days!

Play by Nina Raine
Directed by Mira Taichman
Produced by Jessica Schwarz

August 30th and 31st
8 pm to 12 am

Tech Interviews:
September 8th and 9th
7 pm to 11 pm
Harrison Upper Lobby



Music and lyrics by ADAM GWON
Music Directed by ERIC LIFLAND
Produced by HALEY MANKIN

When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to her graduate thesis–she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.

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Friday, August 21@ 8pm
Saturday, August 22 @ 10pm
Monday, August 24 @ 8 pm

Harrison House, Sky Lounge

Free for Freshmen! $10 for Upperclassmen!

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Front Row Theatre Company is very excited to announce its 2015-2016 season!

NSO Show: Ordinary Days
Music and lyrics by ADAM GWON
Produced by HALEY MANKIN
When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to her graduate thesis–she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.

Fall Show: Tribes
Tribes is the story of a highly dysfunctional family, complete with a crassly inappropriate father, a mother who tries to keep him in check, and three twenty-something-year-old kids who are stuck living begrudgingly at home. The family’s chaotic balance is upset, however, when their deaf youngest son Billy brings home Sylvia, a young women from a deaf family who is going deaf herself. Sylvia’s background, lifestyle, and worldview force Billy’s family to confront a series of uncomfortable questions: How do we define our identities? Why do people feel that they are insurmountably different from one another? How do we preserve the unique, precious traits that set us each apart without letting them become justifications for isolation, exclusion, and ignorance of others? Through its humorous but stingingly honest script, Tribes forces us all to examine how we understand ourselves in relation to the people around us—strangers and loved ones alike.

Winter Show: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Directed by SARAH ZEROD
In a world where heads always wins and pirates can happen to anyone, this fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy thrusts two of Shakespeare’s most incidental characters into the limelight. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been summoned to Elsinore by the king. Their purpose: to glean what afflicts Hamlet. The intrepid, if somewhat bewildered, travelers make their journey, meeting a ragtag group of players along the way. Unsure of both the game and the rules, the until-now-unsung heroes are destined for a more chilling end.

Spring Show: From Up Here
Directed by ESTHER COHEN
Produced by CARSON HOUSE
Kenny Barrett did something that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his mother is struggling with a rocky start to her second marriage and a surprise visit from her estranged sister. A new play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what.

FTC Presents: All My Sons

Directed by ALEX POLYAK
Produced by CARSON HOUSE

Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in a suburban American neighborhood. They have only one sadness in their lives – the loss of their other son, Larry, in the recently concluded WWII. But when old feelings of guilt and blame get revisited, everyone in the neighborhood is forced to reassess the part they had to play in those tumultuous and unforgivable wartime years.

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Thursday, April 23 @ 7 pm
Friday, April 24 @ 7 pm
Saturday, April 25 @ 2 pm

Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium

$8 on Locust Walk, $10 at the door

Propose to Direct for Front Row!

Interested in directing? Got a thing for socially relevant theatre? Want to be best friends with Front Row Board? Here’s your chance!

If you wish to propose, please submit an electronic copy of the script along with your proposal. Your proposal should discuss your vision of the production, why it is appropriate for FTC, and why you want to direct for FTC. You should also be prepared to answer the following questions in your proposal and at your interview: How is the proposed production socially relevant? Do you have any ideas for a related community service project the production staff could engage in?

You may propose for more than one season! Submissions for our NSO, Fall, Winter and Spring shows will be due by midnight on Saturday, April 25th. All proposals should be sent to our Chair, Carson House at Interviews will be scheduled immediately following the proposal deadline.

We select our season by director, not by show, so although you will be proposing one particular show to us, please have other shows in mind! We’d love to have a broad range of shows for our season. Comedies, dramedies, psycho-thrillers and musicals, Front Row does it all! We also accept proposals for student-written work.

Looking for inspiration? Past shows include:
NSO: Edges, The Last Five Years, and Zanna Don’t
Winter: Venus in Fur, Cabaret, God of Carnage, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fall and Spring: All My Sons, The Shadow Box, Rabbit Hole, The Lion in Winter, The Children’s Hour, Proof,  Bug, At Home at the Zoo, No Exit, Speed-the-Plow, Copenhagen, Stop Kiss, and Equus.

Contact our Chair, Carson House, at, with any questions or if you need an extension.

Front Row Board 2015–2016!

We are proud to announce Front Row Theatre Co.’s board for the 2015–2016 school year!

Chair – Carson House
Vice Chair – Jessica Schwarz
Secretary – Adam Mansell
Treasurer – David deLacoste-Azizi
Community Liaison – Haley Mankin
Technical Director – Gray Stanton
Digital Directors – Tess Speranza & Samantha Wapner
Membership Coordinator – Greg Olberding
Social Chair – Amanda Shur

Can’t wait to see you next year!


Directed by ZACH BALDWIN

Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, Venus in Fur keeps you on the edge of your seat as you question who is truly in charge.

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Thursday, February 12 @ 8 pm
Friday, February 13 @ 8 pm
Saturday, February 14 @ 8 pm

Harrison Rooftop Lounge

$8 on Locust Walk, $10 at the door

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Fifty Shades of Venus

“You don’t have to tell me about sadomasochism. I’m in the theatre.”


“In love as in politics, one partner must rule. One of them must be the hammer, the other the anvil. I willingly accept being the anvil.”


“Really sexy, huh. Or like, erotic, if you’re into humiliation. Oh, by the way, I don’t usually walk around in leather lingerie and a dog collar.”


“Hail, Aphrodite!”



Come see Venus in Fur next weekend! February 12, 13, and 14 at 8 pm in the Heyer Sky Lounge.