Randolph College’s long history of studying and presenting ancient drama, especially classical Greek drama, dates back to 1909.
Our campus features the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre in The Dell. This authentically designed Greek theatre is used as the setting for the Greek Play, which is performed in traditional format and costumes— a concept rarely seen in the 21st century.
The Center for Ancient Drama further distinguishes Randolph by integrating the Greek Play and the Conference on Ancient Drama in Performance. and served as the host institution for the internationally recognized scholarly journal Didaskalia, 2010–2017.
In addition to enhancing opportunities for student scholarship, the Center strengthens Randolph’s growing reputation as a preferred destination for students interested in the study of classics and ancient drama. The Center also enables the College to attract scholars to participate in conferences held in conjunction with the Greek Play.