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Mary Virginia Heinlein Stage in the Martel Theater

See also, Martel Theater

The Heinlein Stage is named after Mary Virginia Heinlein '25 who taught at Vassar. Heinlein spent years studying abroad and was influenced by the psychological exploration of the experimental dramatists of the twenties; this became one of her continuing and developing interests. In her own words, “We teach, therefore, techniques of learning and hope the student acquires the taste for constant exploration.” Today, the Experimental Theater of the drama department has created theater on the stage configuration dedicated to Heinlein. Some of the productions include: The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams) directed by Neil Worden, The Skriker (Caryl Churchill) directed by Nate Silver '09, Abanthis: A Woman About Whom Nothing Is Known (Amanda Culp, Adapted from Ann Carson’s “If Not, Winter:Fragments of Sappho”) directed by Culp, Amanda ’08.