Students in Gardiner Theater rehearse a scene on stage

In the Theater Department at Trinity-Pawling, there’s a place for everyone! Through an array of theater courses and extracurriculars, the Theater Department ignites passion in our students, in all aspects of the theater arts — whether acting, improvisation, directing, playwriting, producing, or lighting and set design. With his innovative and student-centered approach, Director of Theater Arts William Norman creates a 360-degree view of the theater for his students, fostering creativity and self-discovery at every turn. 

View our Theater Arts brochure to learn more about our dynamic theater program.

Be Inspired by
New York City!

The hub of art and culture — New York City — is our neighbor! Throughout the year, students can catch a train from Pawling to NYC to experience some of the most dynamic theater performances in the world, from highly-acclaimed Broadway shows to smaller, edgier productions. The trips increase our students’ exposure to all types of live theater, and perhaps spark an interest that they may not have discovered otherwise.

Past Productions at Trinity-Pawling


All in the Timing


The Odd Couple
Avenue Q: School Edition


A scene from the Fall 2020 One Acts on the campus quad
Fall One Acts
The 24-Hour Plays Virtual Showcase, 2020
24-Hour Plays: Virtual Monologues
The cast of Monty Python's Edukational Show takes a bow in Gardiner Theater
Monty Python's Edukational Show


Cast members on stage performing a scene from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Student actors perform a scene during Urinetown the Musical at Trinity-Pawling
Urinetown the Musical


Cast members of Harvey
A scene from the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Characters in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare duel in a scene on stage
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Cast members of Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine
Cast members of Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher
Cast members of A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream


Cast members of One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, Two Guvnors
Cast members of The Producers
The Producers


Cast members of Drop Dead
Drop Dead
Cast members of Spamalot
Members of the cast for Spring 2017 One Acts
Spring One Acts

Trinity-Pawling Theater: In the News

Theater During Quarantine: Virtual Monologues, 24-Hour Virtual Play Festival
Featuring Trinity-Pawling students, faculty, and alumni

Living History: Theater in the Time of Coronavirus 
Featuring a virtual theater production with Westover School

Drama Programs Take on a 24-hour Theater Marathon
24-Hour Plays produced in Gardiner Theater

I started my acting career at Trinity-Pawling as Juror #4 in Twelve Angry Men. That's where I caught the bug that set the course for my life. I felt comfortable on stage and in front of the camera. I learned that if you find something you're good at, latch on to it.

Andrew Massett ’67