Founded in 2013 by Matthew Cohn '08, Kate Mulley '05, and Thom Pasculli '05, VoxFest is a laboratory and a performance platform for the development of the daring, the innovative, and the unique. Dartmouth alumni spend a week in residence on campus, workshopping current projects and works-in-progress alongside theater professionals and current students and faculty. With a focus on new and in progress work, VoxFest offers current students the opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary theatrical practices and trends.
From Left to Right
Nkenna Akunna '16 | Maia Matsushita '13 | Elizabeth Keel (Neukom Prize Runner-Up)
Celeste Jennings '18 | Robert Leverett '16 | Deborah Yarchun (Neukom Prize Winner)
Olivia Gilliat '08
Written by Nkenna Akunna '16
Directed by Ngozi Anyanwu
Three young women from across the African diaspora meet at a New England liberal art...
Written by Robert Leverett '16
Directed by Liza Couser '17
At a luxury health facility in New Hampshire, a staff of doctors, scientists, an...
Written by Deborah Yarchun Directed by Dina Vovsi
The 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Playwriting winner. Set in a future no...
Matthew is a New York-based, interdisciplinary artist. His work combines printmaking, photography, text, music, and sculpture in the pursuit of creating new theatrical forms. He is also an actor and narrator. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Vox Theater.
Emma is a Brooklyn-based performer and producer with a focus on new theatrical work. Producing credits include: Time Out Critics' Pick Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 (i am a slow tide); NYT Critics' Pick Red Emma & The Mad Monk (The Tank); Flea Fridays & SERIALS (The Flea); Polylogues (Dixon Place); and NYT Critics' Pick AGNES (Lesser Ame
Emma is a Brooklyn-based performer and producer with a focus on new theatrical work. Producing credits include: Time Out Critics' Pick Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8 (i am a slow tide); NYT Critics' Pick Red Emma & The Mad Monk (The Tank); Flea Fridays & SERIALS (The Flea); Polylogues (Dixon Place); and NYT Critics' Pick AGNES (Lesser America). Performance credits include: The Daughters and Black Dick [readings] (New York Theatre Workshop); Tongue Depressor (Weasel Festival @ The Public Theater); Bad Penny and LOCKED UP BITCHES (The Flea); Napoli, Brooklyn [reading] and Song For A Future Generation (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and The Bacchae (LaMama Experimental Theatre). She is currently the Artistic Producer of VoxFest, works in the Development Departments of Williamstown Theatre Festival and Media Art Xploration, and worked as a video producer for The New York Times and the documentary The Keptocrats. BA: Dartmouth College.
Nicolle is a tailor and costume designer based in New York City. She works in TV, Film, and Theater. Most recently as a tailor at SNL and the film remake of West Side Story. She recently designed costumes for the Bridge Production Group's productions of See You (New Ohio Theater) and The Blue Room (The White Box).
Project Black Plague by Mikaal Sulaiman, directed by Hannah Chodos '06
Outlaw book and lyrics by Kate Mulley '05, music by Andy Peterson, directed by Benita de Wit
Maids by Carol Brown '12, directed by Max Hunter '13
Choices People Make by Jessica Andrewartha, directed by Daniela Varon '80
Live Feed Developed by Jay Ben Markson '10, Carol Brown '12, Mia Jessup '12, and Max Hunter '13
Book Club Curated by Olivia Gilliatt '08, Deby Xiadani '15, and Matthew Cohn '08
Trash by Kate Mulley '05, directed by Benita de Wit
The Cure Directed by Thom Pasculli ’05 and co-created with the Walkabout ensemble
Grab the Land Directed by Cliff Campbell ‘04
Grey Lady by Kate Mulley '05 directed by Lillian King '07
Macbeth in Rhythm directed by Hannah Chodos ’06
Tear a Root From the Earth Act Two music by Johnny Walsh with Qais Essar, lyrics by Johnny Walsh, book by John Bair '06, based on a concept album by Gramophonic, directed by Marina McClure '04
The Calamity by Christopher Wall '92 with songs by Howard Fishman directed by Patrice Miller
Tear a Root From the Earth Act One book by John Bair music and lyrics by Johnny Walsh and Gramophonic directed by Marina McClure
Merced de Papel co-created by Marisa Clementi '05 and Storm Thomas
The Special Election by Kate Mulley '05
URANUS (a play about waste) by Jeremy Pickard
Haze created and performed by Niegel Smith ‘02
Pox written by Kate Mulley ‘05directed by Lillian King ‘07
In Deserto created by Karisa Bruin ‘05 and Ryan Heywood written by Beth Blatt ‘79, Hannah Chase ‘06, Andrew Dahl ‘05, Maximillian Saint-Preux ‘15 directed by Thom Pasculli ‘05
Road Kill Giant written by Aleshea Harris directed by Marina McClure ‘04
A Star Has Burnt My Eye written by Howard Fishman directed by Sarah Hughes ‘07 dramaturgy by Kate Downey
By So Falling written and directed by Thom Pasculli ’05
Jimmy Carter’s Table by Hillary Miller ’02; directed by Niegel Smith ’02
Oneida: a new musical by Beth Blatt ’79; directed by Marina McClure ’04
Strange Bare Facts by Kate Mulley ’05; directed by Kyle Ancowitz ’98
Judg[ment(al)] by Karisa Bruin ’05; directed by Mike Brunleib
Hamlet & the Ghost created and directed by Marina McClure ‘04
Here We Are by Dorothy Parker; directed by Marina McClure ‘04
By So Falling written and directed by Thom Pasculli ‘05
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino; directed by Marina McClure ‘04
The Reluctant Lesbian by Kate Mulley ‘05; directed by Thom Pasculli ‘05