Mapping our Creative Community

Across Campus

Our collaboration starts on campus and has enlivened the TPST program and Georgetown for over 15 years. We partner with multiple departments, initiatives and student groups to produce art and courses that span the university.

Actors standing on a set bathed in orange light
Director Maya E. Roth, Caitlin Nasema Cassidy (C’11), Danny Rivera (C’11), Jimmy Dailey (C’11), Nikki Massoud (C’11) and Allie Villareal (C’12) take notes on the set of Suddenly Last Summer, produced as part of the Tennessee Williams Centennial Fest, under the artistic directorship of Prof. Derek Goldman. Featuring Edward Albee, John Waters, Christopher Durang and many more, Tenn Cent Fest brought together artists and companies from across the DC community and the globe to honor the work and legacy of the playwright. (Photo: Lucy Obus)
Actresses and actors reading from scripts on stands
Jonathan Compo (C’21), Nicole Albanese (C’20), and Jordanna Hernandez (C’16) in a staged reading of Torgus & Snow, a new play by Prof. Christine Evans, during the Borders & Their Shadows Festival. The Festival, curated by Evans with artistic direction by Prof. Maya Roth, brought together international playwrights, GU faculty members, guest artists, alumni, and students in play readings of new works and interdisciplinary forums on the human and social consequences of forced migration. (Photo: Jordan Silverman)

Throughout Washington, DC

Our collaborative relationships expand beyond the walls of campus and into the premiere arts organizations and communities in DC and the region.

Actors in costume lined up on a dark stage
The assembled cast from Our Town, a co-production of the Theater & Performance Studies Program and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Directed by Prof. Derek Goldman and Sarah Marshall as a special Summer 2009 offering. (Photo: Georgetown University)
Group of women with papers standing and sitting around a table
Michaela Farrell (C’18), Kate Ginna (C’18) and Healy Knight (C’20) in a developmental workshop with Philadelphia-based playwright LM Feldman (seated) and feminist director Prof Maya E. Roth (not pictured) on the script Amanuensis, produced in the 2018-2019 Friends Far and Near season. (Photo: Georgetown University)

Collaborators around the world

By placing our students in community with guest artists and collaborators from around the world, we build profound relationships and make inspiring art. Many of our students who work directly with professional artists and alumni continue to collaborate professionally after leaving Georgetown.

The following map shows the amount and locations of guest artists and professional theaters that we’ve collaborated with during our first 15 years.

Two actresses looking up in the air holding their tongues out
Heather Raffo and Madeleine Kelley (C’16) in a workshop production of Raffo’s play, NOURA, incubated at Georgetown with professional actors, 6 students, developmental dramaturgy from Prof. Maya E. Roth, and direction by Prof. Derek Goldman. Commissioned by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and presented as a special event in the Davis Center 10th Anniversary Making New Worlds season. NOURA went on to professional premieres at Shakespeare Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. (Photo: Georgetown University)

Valuable work together

Several Davis Center partnerships have evolved since our opening and we continue the rich collaborations today. Spanning the 15 years, nearly 200 survey responses highlight that these partnerships—such as with Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center and Synetic Theatre— had a “great deal of impact” on their experience.

Growing Collaborative Careers

Our graduates model this collaborative approach across their professional industries. They learn this spirit in the Davis Center, but our alumni apply it while building their careers.

91% say they use collaboration skills “constantly” in career

Alumnus on a blue stage with a large IBM logo
Lucy Obus (C’11, MCCT’18) speaks at the 2019 IBM Data and AI Forum sharing how user research fuels design innovation. (Photo: Lucy Obus)
Man speaking into a microphone while a woman sits in a chair on a stage
Michael Benz (C’04) leads a workshop for the company of The Rover during the rehearsal process for Prof. Maya E. Roth’s original adaptation, ultimately performed virtually in the 2019-2020 Dreams of Crossing: Borders, Climates, Acts season. (Photo: Vanessa Gilbert)
Two men leaning over a desk with a script on it
Clark Young (C’09) confers with Oscar-Nominated actor David Strathairn on the script for The Lab’s acclaimed internationally-touring original production Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, co-written with Prof. Derek Goldman. (Photo: Vanessa Gilbert)

A never-ending collaboration

Our alumni, faculty, and guest artists find multiple ways to work together, far beyond the borders of the Hilltop. Explore this chart to see how our surveyed alumni and faculty continue to work together.

* data current as of spring 2022 submissions

Alumni Spotlights:

See individual stories from alumni that embody Community Collaboration.

Photo of Mar Cox
Community Collaboration

Mar Cox

Multidisciplinary artist & Arts Administrator