Blackbox Theatre

Located in Joppa Hall, the Blackbox Theatre is a fully functioning, flexible performance space that serves as the home for the college theatre programs. The Blackbox is used by the VPAA Division, Cultural Events, Student Activities, and other campus organizations. 

Instructor surrounded by students in Blackbox TheaterSeating: 25-125 (contingent on event layout)
Technical Specifications: 

  • Full grid coverage
  • 24-dimmer lighting system 
  • Audio system 
  • Projection system 
  • Mirror wall 
  • Curtains 
  • Adjacent light/sound booth 
  • Scenic shop

Events in the Blackbox Theatre

The Gifted Program by Ruben Carbajal

The Story: In 1986, at the very bottom of Washington High's social food chain are the last remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons' club: four maladapted refugees from a defunct program for gifted and talented students, who have been thrown into the harsh arena of an inner-city public high school. When the identity of a secret admirer is revealed, the school's rigid hierarchy is upended; for Washington High's four most unpopular students, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.

"…Carbajal's humor alternates between lacerating and indulgent, and never slackens." —The New Yorker.

6 performances at The Blackbox (Joppa 032)

  • January 23 - February 1
  • January 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 8 PM
  • January 25 and February 1 at 3 PM

$8 Students/Seniors/Youth/HCC Employees, $12 General

Produced through special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding the Blackbox (including theatre classes and training, campus usage, or guest rentals) contact:    
Dr. Ben Fisler
Associate Professor, Theatre
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air MD 21015