The Barnstormers are a student-run theater group who perform published plays and present six shows a year. They hire professional directors for two of their shows: a fall mainstage and a spring musical in the Swirnow Theater. Other shows include an Orientation Show, the Freshmen One Acts, an Intersession Show, and an informal night of scenes. Students are able to act, direct, produce, stage manage, and hold all technical positions.
The Buttered Niblets are a comedy improv group. There are around 10 members in the group each year. The Niblets have shows in Arellano Theater.
Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theater
Dunbar Baldwin Hughes presents African American based plays and reviews. There are two productions each semester, one in Arellano Theatre and one in the Swirnow Theater.
The Entertainers Club is dedicated to the learning, teaching, and performing of various “under appreciated” performing arts. These include, but are not limited to, juggling, poi, staff, devil sticks, diabolo, body balancing, breakdancing, and magic. They also integrate fire into performances in the forms of fire-poi, fire-staff, fire juggling, fire-eating, and fire devil-sticking.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror presents a shadow cast performance in Arellano Theater at least three times a year, usually around Orientation, Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
Stand Up Comedy
Stand Up Comedy provides a creative space to meet, workshop material and perform in on-campus shows.
Throat Culture is Hopkins’ only sketch comedy group, in the style of Saturday Night Live. Performances include both filmed skits and live acting. They meet weekly to develop material and rehearse, and there are several performances each semester.
Witness Theater produces student-written plays. Each semester, there are two showcases of one-act plays (directed by students), presented either in the Swirnow Theater or in Arellano. The group usually offers workshops during Intersession, giving students of all levels of experience the chance to learn and then put their knowledge to use in upcoming showcases.