2023-2024 Theater & Performance Studies & Black Theatre Ensemble Present

Together We Go-Go!

Put your hands together for our 23-24 Season of “Together We Go-Go!” This year, the Theater and Performance Studies Program and Black Theatre Ensemble co-present a season at the Davis Performing Arts Center, celebrating community, collaboration and DC’s official music, go-go.

TPST Thesis Production

Our Dirty War

Written by Camila Madero

Lead Advisor- Professor Derek Goldman

Devine Theatre

Our Dirty War is a deeply intimate exploration of the Argentinian community in the 1970s, when thousands disappeared under the regime of a brutal dictatorship. Through dialogues with her father, Roberto Madero, the playwright reimagines the tales and characters of the past. A poignant tribute to her father’s strength, the play celebrates the transformative power of storytelling to heal.

Performance Times

  • October 25, 27, 28- 8:00pm
  • October 29- 2:00pm

General admission- $10

Students- FREE

Tickets available here

TPST x Black Theatre Ensemble


Davis Performing Arts Center Lobby

BTE will host several coffeehouses throughout the year in the Davis Center lobby, where students from a variety of backgrounds can come together to showcase their poetic, musical or written talents.

Established in 1979, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to producing dramatic works that celebrate and enrich the Black American cultural heritage and the cultural heritages of all minority communities, expanding and challenging the discourse on the Black experience. Through the arts, BTE strives to provoke substantive dialogue, promote cross-cultural exchange and engage the community.

Performance Times
  • August 25- 6pm-8pm
  • October 27- 6pm-8pm
  • December 7
  • February 11
  • March 26
  • May 2

FREEJoin us in the DPAC Lobby! No registration required.

TPST & Black Theatre Ensemble present

Making The Go-Go Band

Created by GU Students and Local Artists

With Charles “Shorty Corleone” Garris and Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Gonda Theater

Aspiring go-go musicians from D.C. public schools spend a semester at the Davis Center, working with Georgetown students to create a new, one-of-a-kind theatrical performance. Part concert, part storytelling, part teach-in, part documentary and part interactive game show, this production will give you a quick lesson on how to participate at a go-go event. Each performance also includes an impromptu jam session with musicians from around the world.

Performance Times

  • November 9-11 8:00pm
  • November 12 2:00pm
  • November 15-18 8:00pm

General admission- $10

Students- $3

ASL Interpreted performance Nov 16
Tickets available here

TPST x Classics & LGBTQ Resource Center present

Hurricane Diane

By Madeleine George

Directed by Michael T. Williams

Devine Theater

Meet Diane, a butch gardener from Vermont with a down-to-earth swagger that belies her true celestial identity—the Greek god Dionysus. She’s determined to manifest a world where every yard is a permaculture, restored to its natural state and capable of sustaining itself. Where better to gather mortal followers in her environmental battle than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? Part Greek comedy, part lesbian pulp fiction, part ecological thriller, Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George hilariously eviscerates the cold shoulder we give to climate change in the name of “curb appeal”. Bacchanalian catharsis awaits us, even in our own backyards. 

*Hurricane Diane* is presented by arrangement with Conchord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www. conchordtheatricals.com

Performance Times
  • April 12-13 8:00pm
  • April 14 2:00pm
  • April 17-20 8:00pm

General admission- $10

Students- $3

Tickets available here

TPST Thesis Production

When Two Hands Meet

Created by Shakeer Hood

Lead Advisor- Professor Natsu Onoda Power

Gonda Theatre

Follow the protagonist, a young, black, and queer individual, who must glean through history to find truth, identity, community, and purpose. Through spoken word, music, and dance staged in found spaces in the Davis Center and beyond, the audience is invited on a journey of self-discovery, joy and freedom.

Performance Times
  • March 20 8:00pm
  • March 21 8:00pm
  • March 23 2:00pm & 8:00pm

General admission- $10

Students- FREE

Tickets available here

Department of Performing Arts 2023-24 Season Brochure

View our digital brochure for information on our Theater, Music and Dance season this year!


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that welcome all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, please email performartadmin@georgetown.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.

View an archive of past Theater and Performance Studies Seasons.