Founded in 1974, The Harrington Theater Arts Company (HTAC) provides an extracurricular outlet for students interested in the theater arts. It is entirely student run, including direction, set design, administration and of course performers. Weekly meetings are Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in Perkins 310.
Mainstage Productions and Other Opportunities
Each semester, students aspiring to direct a show select a production staff and develop a proposal to be presented to the Coordinator Board and subsequently the general membership. Voting members decide among the proposals and in general, one or two are passed for the next semester. Both straight plays and musicals have been produced, although throughout the company’s history, members have tended to propose more musicals than they have straight plays. For a complete listing of HTAC’s past productions, see our Show History. Productions tend to enjoy a run of six performances in one of the two theaters at HTAC’s disposal, Bacchus in the Perkins Student Center or Pearson Hall.
In addition to our mainstage productions, HTAC has offered other performing arts opportunities, including technical workshops, make-up workshops and readings of plays.
HTAC coordinates a number of social events for its membership. Past events have included the annual Winter Semi-Formal and Spring Formal, the HTAC hayride, and group excursions to see theater performances. These events as well as general participation in the company, have created a close-knit community that exists outside the formal events sponsored by HTAC.