Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is the professional, Equity theatre company in residence at Wellesley College. The award-winning company attracts audiences and casts from across New England
Under the direction of the Wellesley College Theatre Program, College shows blend casts from Wellesley, Olin College, Babson College and members of the Boston theatre community
Upstage productions are student-produced and directed. They provide Wellesley College students with the opportunity to explore all aspects of working in theatre independently.
Wellesley Summer Theatre was founded by Artistic Director Nora Hussey in June of 1998. The mission at the time was to provide an artistic home for Wellesley College alums as well as integrating Wellesley College graduates into the Boston theatre scene. What began with a core company of three, and one production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has grown in the intervening years to a core company of 21, with an age range of 13 to mid 70’s. The productions over the years have been lauded by critics and audiences alike. Recent productions include Three Sisters, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, The Clearing, Hay Fever, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Dancing at Lughnasa, Holiday, Our Town, and Season’s Greetings. The company has been awarded the Moss Hart Award for theatrical excellence twice.