Academic Productions

Note that all these productions used
non-traditional or non-gender casting.
NJIT & Rutgers Newark campuses are in the top
 most diverse campuses in the United States. 

(Either Produced, Directed or Wrote the following plays/musicals.)

TIME WITHOUT NUMBER Directed by Timothy Raphael. The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Spring 2007.   Photographer: Kai (Guy) Chan; Nick Romanenko. Poster Graphics by: Kwan Yau Lui (Joan)

FIORELLO! Directed by Bill Gile. The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus, Spring 2007.   Photographer: Kai (Guy) Chan. Poster Graphics by: Dave Rittenger

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT 2006 (Student directed short plays) Coordinated by Timothy Raphael. The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Fall 2006.   Photographer: Kai (Guy) Chan; Veronica Quintero; Priya Shah Poster Graphics by: Dave Rittenger

MACBETT by By Eugene Ionesco Directed by Dan Drew. The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus, Fall 2006.   Photographer: Kai (Guy) Chan; Mathew Horten; Dave Rittinger; Dan Sernotti. Poster Graphics by: Dave Rittenger

ROAD by By Jim Cartwright Directed by Timothy Raphael. The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Spring 2006.   Photographer: Kai (Guy) Chan. Poster Graphics by: Shivram Ray

THE GHOSTS OF ROWAN OAK by Michele Raper Rittenhouse. Directed by Bill Gile. Music and additional lyrics by Robert Felstien. Adapted from "The Ghosts of Rowan Oak: William Faulkner's Ghost Stories for Children" by Dean Faulkner Wells. Jim Wise Theater, NJIT Campus, Spring 2006.   Photographer: Martha M Kutzko. Poster Graphics by: Pierre Levesque

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT 2005 student directed short plays in conjunction with a directing class. Coordinated by Dan Drew, Rutgers faculty. Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Fall 2005.  Photographer: Sumita Sanyal. Poster Graphics by: Carmen Cheung, Aldridge Gamboa

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Timothy Raphael.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Spring 2005.  Photographer:  Arlise Leiby. Poster Graphics by: Pierre Levesque

EARLY ONE EVENING AT THE RAINBOW BAR AND GRILLE, A wild comedy by Bruce Graham, directed by Dan Drew.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Spring 2005.  Photographer:  Arlise Leiby. Poster Graphics by: Eric Johnson, Medea Sandhu

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT 2004, a workshop of short plays coordinated by Dan Drew and directed by students.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Fall 2004.  Photographer:  Arlise Leiby. Poster Graphics by: Charmen Cheung, Sharon Thigpen

A CLASS ACT, Music & Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by Linda Kline & Lonny Price, Directed by Bill Gile.  The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Fall 2004.  Photographers:  Pierre Asselin, Jamal Khan. Poster Graphics by: Andre Charles

SOMETHING TO DECLARE: TALES OF IMMIGRATION  Directed by Timothy Raphael, The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Spring 2004.  Photographers:  Christopher Mangus and Dan Trass. Poster Graphics by: Chris Espiritu

WISE GUYS AND FASHIONABLE DAMES, featuring the music of Jim Wise, composer of Dames At Sea and Fashion. Directed and compiled by Bill Gile.  The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Spring 2004.   JIM WISE THEATRE DEDICATION at Kupfrian Hall.  Photographers:  Christopher Mangus and Dan Trass. Poster Graphics by: Chris Espiritu, Rich Carino

FUDDY MEERS by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by student director  Natasha Kovic.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Spring 2004.  Photographers:  Staff. Poster

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT 2003, a workshop of short plays coordinated by Timothy Raphael and directed by students.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Fall 2003.  Photographers:  Corey Summers and Staff. Poster

THE COMPLEAT WKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) Adapted by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, directed by Dan Drew, co-directed by Michele Rittenhouse, The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Fall 2003.  Photographers:  Martha Kutzko, Nuno Sousa, Kenneth Lake, Erik Ohman. Poster

AS FIVE YEARS PASS by Federico Garcia Lorca, translation by Caridad Svich.  Directed by Seth Baumrin, The Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus, Spring 2003.  Photographer:  Staff. Poster

A STRANGERS' SONG 2003, Anne Sexton Biography text by Wandee Pryor, coordinated by Michele Rittenhouse.  NJIT Hazell Student Center, March 2003.

NACL (North American Cultural Laboratory), Happy Days, directed by Brad Krumholz & Tannis Kowalchuk, The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus, Spring 2003.  Photographer:  Frances Ermi and Staff. Poster

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT 2002, a workshop of short plays coordinated by Seth Baumrin and directed by students.  Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark campus, Fall 2002.  Photographer:  Staff.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, book/lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith.  Directed by Bill Gile.  The Jim Wise Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Fall 2002.  Photographer:  Staff. Poster

HEDDA GABLER, by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Seth Baumrin Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Spring 2002.

A STRANGERS' SONG 2002, compiled and directed by Michele Rittenhouse, written by the students of NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Theme, Earth Mother based on an Iroquois legend.  NJIT Hazell Student Center Gallery, Spring 2002.

TECH, TUNES & TROUBLE, 2002, a musical revue of pop, rock, hip-hop, and Broadway music from the past two decades.  Directed by Bill Gile, Kupfrian Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus, Spring 2002. Photographer:  Frances Ermi.

THE DIRECTORS PROJECT, 2001, a workshop of short plays coordinated by Seth Baumrin and directed by students.  Bradley Hall Theatre. Fall 2001.  Photographer:  Frances Ermi and Staff.

HAMLET II,  by Sam Bobrick.  A zany, wild, unbelievable comedy.  Original story by William Shakespeare.  Directed by Dan Drew, co directed by Michele Rittenhouse.  Bradley Hall Theatre. Fall 2001.  Photographer:  Staff.

IN THE BLOOD, by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Debbie Saivetz presented in Bradley Hall Theatre, Spring '01.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

A STRANGERS' SONG 2001, compiled and directed by Michele Rittenhouse, written by the students of NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Theme, War.  NJIT Hazell Student Center Gallery, Spring 2001.

HI TECH TUNES & TROUBLE, a contemporary rock musical spanning music of the 80's and 90's compiled by students, directed by William Gile, musical direction by Tracy Glen Murray, and choreography by Z. Louis Finney, Kupfrian Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Spring '01.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

BLACK ELK SPEAKS adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by John G. Neihardt and oral biography by Black Elk directed by Mark Lancaster Kupfrian Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Fall '00.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

THE SCENARIO, (by Michele Raper Rittenhouse) directed by Dan Drew at the Bradley Hall Theatre on Rutgers-Newark campus. Fall '00.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

POLAROID STORIES (by Naomi Iizuka) directed by Debbie Saivetz, Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus.  Spring '00.

A STRANGERS' SONG 2000, compiled and directed by Michele Rittenhouse, written by the students of NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Theme, Spirit of women of many cultures and races.  NJIT Hazell Student Center Gallery, Spring 2000.

SCAPINO (by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, A long way off from Moliere.) Directed by Dan Drew, Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers-Newark Campus. Spring '00.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

THE DIRECTORS’ PROJECT 1999 (Student Directed short plays) coordinated by Debbie Saivetz,  Kupfrian Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus. Fall '99.   Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

THE GOOD DOCTOR (comedy based on Anton Chekhov early works)  by Neil Simon. , Kupfrian Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus, Fall ‘99.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.  

THE ME XHIC CO PROJECT:  QUIJ OTES  (folkloric play development workshop) by Teatro Mec Xhic Co from Mexico City.  Spring '99.  University Hall Theatrre, NJIT Campus. Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

WOMEN VS MEN (musical review) compiled by Bill Gile. Spring '99.  University Hall theatre, NJIT Campus.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

THE DIRECTORS' PROJECT 1998 (Student Directed short plays) coordinated by Ian Watson, Fall '98.  University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus.   Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades. 

INVISIBLE CITIES (Artist theatrical event) by Pino DiBuduo, Italy, Fall'98.  Rutgers-Newark Hill Hall and Quad.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

THE OAK TABLE (original play workshop) by Michele Raper Rittenhouse.  Directed by Dabbie Saivetz.  Spring '98.  University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus.  Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

SHAKESPEARE AT LIGHTSPEED (condensed versions of Midsummer Night's Dream & Macbeth)    Spring '98,  Directed by Dan Drew, assisted by Michele Raper Rittenhouse.  University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus Photographer:  Melissa Zachariades.

CHILDREN OF EDEN (musical) Fall ‘97     Directed by Bill Gile University Hall Theatre

THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH (drama) Spring ‘97    Directed by Bill Gile University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

SUBURBIA (drama) Spring ‘97     Directed by Debbie Saivetz Bradley Hall Theatre

EINSTEIN, ATTILA, AND ME (original one act plays) Fall ‘96    Directed by Bill Gile  University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

CALIGULA (drama with music) Fall ‘96  Directed by Dan Drew and Michele Rittenhouse, Choreography by Jhon Velasco Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

IRVING BERLIN TALKS ABOUT SIN (musical compilation) Spring ‘96    Directed by Bill Gile   University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

THE OBSCENE BIRD OF NIGHT (drama) Spring ‘96    Directed by Debbie Saivetz   Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

YERMA (drama) Fall ‘95    Directed by Michele Rittenhouse   University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOT’S MACBETH (comedy) Fall ‘95    Directed by Ian Watson   Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

THE VAGABOND KING (operetta) Spring ‘95    Directed by Bill Gile University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

MARISOL (drama) Spring ‘95  Directed by Debbie Saivetz Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

HOW DID I GET HERE (original compilation of student stories) Fall ‘94    Directed by Bill Gile University Hall Theatre, NJIT Campus

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AFTER MAROWITZ (drama) Fall ‘94    Directed by Ian Watson Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

THE APPLE TREE (musical) Spring'94   Directed by Bill Gile Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

THE VIETNAMIZATION OF NEW JERSEY (comedy) Fall ‘93   Directed by Suzanne Bennett Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

XOTIKA  (compilation of original plays) Spring'93   Directed by Bill Gile Bradley Hall Theatre, R-N Campus

STORIES FROM HOME (compilation of folk lore) Fall '91 written and directed by Daniel Drew, Bill Gile and Michele Rittenhouse

(List of shows done at NJIT/NCE  and in NYC from 1974-95 upon request)