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 an 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.

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Arts Faculty

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Kay McCabe

    Kay McCabe 

    Arts Department Chair, Dance Teacher
  • Photo of Darrell Beaupre

    Darrell Beaupre 86

    English Teacher, Art Teacher
  • Photo of Kate Bobsein

    Kate Bobsein 

    Choral Director
  • Photo of Christine Britton

    Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
  • Photo of Ursula Fries-Herfort

    Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
  • Photo of Julie Haskell

    Julie Haskell 

    Dean of Faculty, Art Teacher
  • Photo of Philip Montenegro

    Philip Montenegro 

    Spanish Teacher, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Demitrios Papadopoulos

    Demitrios Demitri Papadopoulos 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Stephen Rogers

    Stephen Rogers 04

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
  • Photo of M. Hunter Ulf

    M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of David Weidman

    David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theater Director


Kimball Union Academy

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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. 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.