Current Productions

TDM Spring 2018 Productions

The Harvard Dance Project

TDM Senior Thesis Spring Production

Roy Loves America

Harvard Dance Project

HDP 2018
​​​​​​​Performance Dates/Times: 
Thursday, April 26, 7pm*
Friday, April 27, 7pm**
Saturday, April 28, 7pm
Sunday, April 29, 2pm

See three world premieres by preeminent choreographers created for The Harvard Dance Project student dancers:

WILL by Shamel Pitts
PUBLIC/private by Chanel DaSilva
Fitting Out by Peter Chu

Advance priced tickets available through The Harvard Box Office: 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge, Prices are $5 students/seniors and $10 general admission if purchased in advance at Harvard Box Office, or $10 for students/seniors, $20 general admission at the door.

*A pre-performance talk with the choreographers will be on Thursday, April 26, starting at 6:30pm. An open community cypher, led by Aysha Upchurch AIE’15 and accompanied by musician Ryan Edwards, will immediately follow Thursday’s performance. All are invited to participate!

**A post-performance talk with the choreographers will be on Friday, April 27, immediately following the performance.

Please note that PUBLIC /private will include sensitive material addressing sexual harassment and assault which may bring up varied emotions. We encourage everyone in the audience to take care of themselves and step out if need be.

The Harvard Dance Project (HDP) is a performance ensemble led by Jill Johnson, Dance Director and Senior Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media. 

Supported by Blodgett Distinguished Artist Program, Bromley Innovation Fund for Dance at Harvard, Office for the Arts at Harvard, and The Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.

For more information contact Harvard Dance Center: | 617.495.8683



Roy Loves America

Roy Loves America

Written by Ali Astin, Chloe Brooks, Sahil Handa, Damian Liu, Molly Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Abraham Rebollo, Eliya Smith, Ben Ubinas, and Sabrina Wu
Directed by Thomas Peterson ’18
Produced by Sam Hagen ’18 and Julia Riew ’21


The Harvard Dance Center

Thursday, April 19  at 8pm.
Friday, April 20 at 8pm.
Sunday April 22 at 2pm and 8pm

Run time: 1 hour, no intermission

Visit HERE to reserve your free tickets


Roy Cohn died of AIDS in 1986. It has been more than thirty years since his death, but his protégé now sits in the Oval Office. We live in Roy Cohn’s America, an America of political ruthlessness, of fabricated media spectacle, of power without meaning. This piece is about Cohn and the world he has left us, but it is also a reckoning with the queer utopian vision of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. “Roy Loves America” is a TDM senior thesis directed by Thomas Peterson and created collaboratively with an ensemble of nine performers who tell the story through found and invented text, dance, music, media, and the joy of playing on stage.


Ali Astin
Chloe Brooks
Sahil Handa
Damian Liu
Molly Peterson
Abraham Rebollo
Eliya Smith
Ben Ubinas
Sabrina Wu


Director … Thomas Peterson
Producer … Sam Hagen
Producer … Julia Riew
Stage Manager … Hanna Printz
Light Design … Sarah K Grammar
Scenic Design … Thomas Peterson
Choreography … Laurel McCaull
Co-Sound Design … Eliza Blair Mantz
Co-Sound Design … Liv Weinstein
Co-Costume Design … Julia Steigerwald Schnall
Co-Costume Design … Ali Astin
Props Design … Isabel Haro
Tech Direction … Beckett Mullen
Dramaturgy … Eliya Smith
Faculty Advisor … Marcus Stern