Kirkland Drama Society

Photo of Kirkland Drama Society fall 2013 showThe Kirkland Drama Society exists to support all kinds of dramatic art in the house. Annual events include Kirkland's Shakespeare production in the fall and a musical or play in the spring. We are also a forum for everyone at Kirkland seeking publicity, support, and talent for drama productions - in the house or university-wide.

Kirkland's 2015-16 Drama Society Tutors: Alex Lupsasca, Lumumba Seegars, Scott Poulson-Bryant

2015 KDS President: Wilson Qin

Past Shows

A Kirkland Original: That Side of Paradise

Written by Nick Stager '16. Directed by Arleen Aguasvivas and Wilson Qin.

Romeo and Juliet-ish

Directed by Sophie Randolph and Giacomo Barbone

April 18th and 19th, 2014

Starring: Luis Miranda, Joanna Guth, Meg Quintero, Ali Haber, Adriana Pohl, Kevin Garcia, Isaac Dayno, Wilson Qin, Caleb Galoozis, Eric Chung, Chesley Ekelem, Madison Singell, Ann Marie Healy, Arleen Aguasvivas, Sienna Dear, Sophie Randolph, Sophie Walsh, Kate Buellesback, Tristan Wang, Meghamsh Kanuparthy, Colin Robinson, Billy Orman, Lauren Perry, Vicky Levina, Selena Hurtado, Nick Perkons, and Tim Moan.

Written, Directed, and Produced by Kevin Garcia '14.

Kiss Me Kate
November 15th and 16th, 2013

Starring: Levi Roth, Adrianna Pohl, Isaac Dayno, Julia Pian, Giacomo Barbone, Ali Haber, Wes Sagewalker, Hugh Strike, Roberto Cantos, Wilson Qin, Kevin Garcia, Arleen Aguasvivas, Krystal Cantos, Allison Goff, and John Heilbron.

Director - Ellen McCammon
Producer - Marie Keil
Musical Director - Michelle Chang
Accompanist - Kate Buellesbach 
Lights and Recording - Melissa Sieffert, Noel Haines 

Dress Rehearsal for Murder
April 5th and 6th, 2013

Directed by Darragh Nolan
Produced by Abi Fielder

Macbeth: A Comedy
November 9th and 10th, 2012

Directed by Ellen McCammon
Produced by Marie Keil 

A KIRKLAND ORIGINAL: Dairyland: The Moosical
April 13th and 14th, 2012

Written and Directed by Jeffrey Epstein and Marissa Glynias

Romeo and Juliet
November 11th and 12th, 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
April 15th and 16th, 2011

Starring: Dillon Powers, Michelle Seslar, Alec Barrett, Anita Wang, Christina Buckley, Mark Isaacson, Krystal Cantos, Alex Raymond, Jim Shirey, Richard Sims, SeongMin Lee, Rose Wang, Emily Napthal, Sara Zaida, Alex Lupsasca, and Laura D'Asaro

Directed by Emily Wilkinson
Musical Director - Krystal Cantos
Asst. Director - Mark Isaacson
Asst. Musical Director - Jim Shirey
Accompanists - Anne Polyakov, Marissa Glynias
Producers - Krystal Cantos, Alex Raymond
Technical Director - Brendan Maione-Downing
Technical Assistans - Honor Wilkinson
Poster Design & Photography: Jason Black, SeongMin Lee

William Shakespeare's Hamlet
November 12th and 13th, 2010

Directed by Emily Wilkinson

Starring: Richard Sims, Mark Isaacson, Miriam Psychas, Dillon Powers, Talia Lavin, Krystal Cantos, SeongMin Lee, Rob Schaaf, Allen Padua, Brad Paraszczak, Charlotte Nicholas, Georgina Parfitt

A KIRKLAND ORIGINAL: Cabaret Sauvignon
April 16th and 17th, 2010

Starring: Ernie Fontes, Krystal Cantos, Mark Isaacson, Christina Buckley, Loren Amor, Dixon McPhillips, Alex Raymond, Alex Lupsasca, Emily Wilkinson, Andy Choi, Danny Kim, Kevin Mee, Jim McFadden, Russell Rennie, Chartelon Lamb, SeongMin Lee, Michelle Seslar, Michael Chance, Abby Koff, Josh Kearney, David Orama, Ari and Eliot Harris and Mariana Velez, and Melusi Dlamini

Directed by Dixon McPhillips and Loren Amor
Written by Dixon McPhillips and Loren Amor
Music by Daniel Melodia
Produced by Rebecca Hofer and Mark Isaacson
Choreography by Jennifer Love 

Shakespeare's The Tempest
November 13th and 14th, 2009

Directed by Dixon McPhillips
Produced by Rebecca Hofer and Mark Alan Isaacson

Starring: Michael Chance, Kiran Bhat, Mark Isaacson, Rebecca Hofer, Abby Koff, Ernie Fontes, Andy Choi, Jim McFadden, Alex Raymond, Belen Rodruiguez, Annie Stone, Emily Wilkinson, Loren Amore, Joanna Naples-Mitchel, Kelly Quinlan, Krystal Cantos, Samantha Drago, Julie Duke, Rebeca Hammann, Prajakta Jaju, Mariana Velez, Ari Harris, Elliot Harris, Keri Hartmann, John Masi, and Russell Rennie

Neil Simon's Suites
April 18th and 19th, 2009

Directed by Hunter Landerholm

Starring: Mark Isaacson, Alison Schumer, Krystal Cantos, Ernie Fontes, Dixon McPhillips, Russel Rennie, Kiran Bhat, Loren Amor, Andy Choi, Hannah Frank, Lisa Rosenfeld, Kelly Quinlan, Ken Saathoff, and Chris Stevens

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
December 5th and 6th, 2008

Directed by Hunter Landerholm and Loren Amor

Starring: Russell Rennie, Rebecca Hofer, Andy Choi, Loren Amor, Hunter Landerholm, Mark Isaacson, Firth McEachern, Dixon McPhillips, Danielle Alexander, Nadia Gaber, Christopher Stevens, Verena Conley, Lisa Rosenfeld, Rob Schaaf, Allen Padua, Brad Paraszczak, Hannah Frank, Alex Lupsasca, Ken Saathoff, Emma Coleman, Jen Levye and David Smith

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
April 27 and 29, and May 6, 2007

Directed by Marielle Woods and Annie Li

Starring: Justin Monticello, Megan Powell, Michael Chow, Anna McCallie, John Minervini, Lizzie Rose, Eric Lesser, Hunter Landerholm. With special appearances by Verena Conley and Bob Butler

William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost
December 9th and 10th, 2006

Directed by Jenny Taylor and Annie Li

Starring: Danielle Alexander, Hilary Berkowitz, Bob Butler, Michael Chow, Alison Cohn, Tom Conley, Matt Drazba , Hannah Frank, Deborah Kuhn, Eric Lesser, Billy Olson, Anna McCallie, Kenny McKinley , John Minervini, Vanessa Pope, Megan Powell, Zander Rafael, Naila Ramji, Madeline Ross, Jennie Wei, and Rachel Williams

The Importance of Being Earnest
April 28th and 29th, 2006

Directed by Jenny Taylor, assisted by Marielle Woods
Produced by Sarah Stein and Stephanie Camaglia

Starring: Owais Siddiqui, Kenny McKinley, Matt Drazba, Dan Park, Guarav Banka, Anna McCallie, Chi Nwosu, Madeline Ross, and Annie Li

Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing
December 9th and 11th, 2005

Directed by Marielle Woods and Jenny Taylor
Produced by Sarah Stein and Regina Bediako
Costumes and Sets by Annie Li and Marisa Williamson

Starring: Kemp Peterson, Kenny McKinley, Tom Conley, Bob Butler, Francis Shen, Sarah Stein, John Minervini, Lizzie Rose, Madeline Ross, Danni Jones, Sharrona Pearl, Kate Funderburk, and Jack Morley