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Education and innovation take the stage together

If you want theatre as the cornerstone of your undergrad experience, this academically rigorous, broad-based course of study is for you!

Connect fresh audiences to the power of theatre and re-invigorate seasoned participants with new works and exciting approaches to well-known plays.

Learn about theatrical theories, best practices, historical challenges, and the great artists and thinkers of yesterday who make today's performances meaningful.

Classes range from acting to production and design courses. Combined with history and dramaturgical work, you'll have a better understanding of human communication, culture and the place theatre has in the world.

Follow your own path

Combining general theatre studies with your focused area of interest will help you prepare for graduate school or jobs in theatre outreach, education, and audience development.

Our students intern around the country in preparation for their professional careers-careers that have included work with The Blue Man Group, Playwrights Horizons, the Utah Opera Festival and Walnut Street Theatre.

With more flexibility than the performance and production majors, theatre studies students take acting classes and perform, help manage the nuts-and-bolts of production, and publicize exciting new plays to the greater community, while digging deep into the stories that make theatre important. Careers in dramaturgy, literary management, casting, patron services, or education await the student who chooses theatre studies.

Recent graduates have gone on to school at:

The Yale School of Drama
North Carolina School of the Arts
Florida State University
University of Missouri-Columbia
California Institute of the Arts
University of Arizona
Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts
Ohio University
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois State University
Kent State University
Bowling Green State University
Villanova University
University of Maryland at College Park
The New School, New York City

Recent graduates have gotten jobs at:

Playwrights Horizons
Arden Theatre Co.
NetWorks Productions (Broadway tours)
Portland Stage Co.
Glimmerglass Opera Company
Walnut Street Theatre
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
Delaware Theatre Company
Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
American Family Theatre
Lexington Children's Theater
The Kitchen Theatre Company
Disney Cruise Lines
ArtsPower National Tour
Syracuse Opera

Erik K. Viker, M.F.A.

Department: Theatre
Associate Professor of Theatre

Doug Powers, Ph.D.

Department: Theatre
Associate Professor of Theatre

Anna Andes, Ph.D.

Department: Theatre
Associate Professor of Theatre

Pat Wendt

Department: Office of Event Management
Event Management Assistant

Daniel Whitlow, M.F.A.

Department: Theatre
Visiting Artist of Costumes

Laura Dougherty

Department: Theatre
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Caleb Stroman

Department: Theatre
Assistant Professor of Theatre

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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