Our department focuses on the creative energies of our students. A curriculum focused on Experiential Learning gives you hands on opportunity to explore all aspect of theatre, from playwriting to focusing lights. The main-stage season introduces you to the range of theatre performances, from Shakespeare to experimental forms of creating new work. You have the opportunity to act, design, stage-manage, and work backstage. Our project-based curriculum allows you to explore the rich history of the theatre and engage with stellar scholars and artists. A train ride to NYC, and you can learn from and interact with some of the best theatre companies and professionals in the world. The Department of Theatre Arts expands your mind and encourages you to explore your creativity as part of the Student New Works Festival at the end of every year. We encourage students to explore the theatre in other countries on the Semester Abroad program. In short, we teach you the skill and give you the experiences employers look for in their employees. All you need to do is say, "yes."
Classes begin August 27th
Auditions for fall shows: Sept. 1 and 2nd
Welcome meeting: September 7th, campus lifetime
What your faculty did this summer:
Izumi Ashizawa remounted "Mysterious Lake" at Long Island Children's Museum, was in on-going rehearsals for "Le Chemine des Reves" in Montreal, and served a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Elizabeth Bojsza taught a workshop in Community Performance for the Pre-College Institute, and look forward to leading a similar workshop at the Stage The Change conference in November http://www.stagethechange.org/.
Mallory Catlett is working on: Circling the Center by Nene Humpphey to be performed on October 12, 13, and 14 in NYC and DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.
Amy Cook finished her manuscript on casting and an essay on Shakespeare, language and cognition.
Steve Marsh worked with scientists across the country leading Improvisation workshops and Media training for the Alda Center in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Denver, at UC Santa Barbara, Cornell University and Cold Spring Harbor Labs.
Deb Mayo acted in "After," a yet- to- be released web series written by and starring one of our graduates, Joshua Schubart.
Ken Weitzman was a writer-in-residence at the New Harmony Project where he developed two new plays and then co-lead a two-week workshop with playwright Naomi Iizuka at the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South.
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7586 • Fax: 631-632-7261