The Department of Theatre fills the academic calendar with four large and several small productions a year. All Susquehanna students, regardless of major or class year, are invited to audition or to serve in a technical capacity. Susquehanna's small student body means from day one, students work closely with faculty in practical production positions. Even freshmen can work as assistant designers and assistant technical directors for main stage productions. And experienced students often serve as lighting or scenic designers, under faculty supervision.
The Fall Musical
A time-honored event of Susquehanna University’s Family Weekend celebration, recent productions have included: The Sound of Music, The Pajama Game, Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Chicago, and West Side Story.
The Advanced Acting Workshop Production
These productions showcase more advanced dramatic acting techniques. Recent stagings have included: The Importance of Being Earnest, Dracula, Enchanted April, The Seagull and The Little Foxes.
The Student-Directed One Act Play Festival
Held in mid-February, this festival allows students to direct, design, manage, and perform one act plays. Recent productions have included: Lady Gregory’s The Rising of the Moon and The Bogeyman; Tennessee Williams’ The Gnadiges Fraulein and Hello From Bertha; Terrence McNally’s Full Frontal Nudity; and Christopher Durang’s For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.
The Spring Production
A play is selected from the canon of world dramatic literature for the large Spring Production. Past productions have included: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Our Town, The Grapes of Wrath, The Winter’s Tale and I Remember Mama.