Express Yourself, Collaborate - Create Magic
Theater at KUA combines the drive for excellence with a fun and productive approach. Whether you’re just beginning to explore opportunities on the stage or are hoping to pursue theater in college or as a career, you will find a home in the Flickinger Arts Center.

Academic coursework in acting, musical theater, directing, and stagecraft complements our extra-curricular program that features two mainstage productions per year, and many smaller-scale opportunities.

Theater Off Campus: Nearby, Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts and Northern Stage present world-class performances available to students on a weekly basis. Annual theater trips to New York City also increase student exposure to professional theater.

Playwright in Residence: Every few years we write and produce an original play with professional writers-in-residence. For example, in 2016 we created The Incident with Barbara Pitts McAdams from the Tectonic Theatre Project.
KUA on Tour: Every two to three years during spring break, we take our winter musical on international tour to locations including England, India, and New Zealand.

Technical Theater: Behind-the-scenes elements help make productions come alive. In technical theater, our primary objective is to expose students to the tools, tactics, and procedures used in professional theaters. Students are empowered to construct sets from scratch, hang, wire, and operate lighting and sound, and ultimately run live shows using the latest technology. Whether learning the basics, or dedicating one’s future to technical theater, we offer experience for all levels.

Passionate about the Arts?

Arts Faculty

List of 10 members.

  • Kay McCabe 

    Dance Teacher, College Advisor
  • Darrell Beaupre 

    English/Art Teacher
  • Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
  • Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
  • Philip Montenegro 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Stephen Rogers 

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
  • Julie Haskell 

    Dean of Faculty, Arts Department Chair, Art Teacher
    (603) 469-2112
  • M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
    603 469-2158
  • Kevin White 

    Music Teacher, Theater Teacher
    603 469-2131
  • David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theatre Director


Kimball Union Academy

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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.