Spring Awakening

A dozen young people make their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening in this rock musical sure to touch your soul.

Fall Dance Show

Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Fall Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

Check Mate

Friday Game Night is a longstanding tradition at Ava’s—always full of fun, drinks, odd plus ones and a sore loser. But what happens when the games seep into their lives? Who will figure out the rules to these mind games, and who will turn out on top?

Intimate Apparel

In 1905 Manhattan, Esther Mills sews beautiful corsets for a living. Her hopes and dreams are laid bare through a series of encounters with her clients, her landlady and an Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant with whom she shares an unspoken attraction.


By Tina Howe – A mousy woman hoping to be the belle of the ball tries on dress after dress, exhausting the patience of the woman in charge of the area.

The Most Massive Woman Wins

By Madeline George – Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image.

Plays in Progress

New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of staged readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.