Bringing life to stories that define humanity

Do you hear the great casting call for a life in theatre? Are you ready to commit to the hard work and thrill of professional performance? Well, good. Because your first semester, you can walk right out on stage with us.

Study subjects taught by actual theatre professionals like theatre history and dramatic theory that rapidly enhance your performance skills. Collaborate with bold, creative and supportive classmates on comedies, dramas, musical productions, and edgy, exciting, experimental plays. Take charge in a second stage season that is entirely student led. Embrace roles that force you out of your comfort zone and teach you about yourself and the world you live in. Combine theatre performance with one of our interdisciplinary minors, such as arts administration or women & gender studies, and gain a better understanding of today’s diverse and dynamic world. Thanks to our well-connected faculty, you’ll jump right into internships in theaters across the country, building your professional résumé and your network.

With a degree in theatre performance, you’ll be ready to step onto any professional stage. You’ll also be prepared to pursue an advanced degree or employment opportunities related to theater fields. Even if you go on to a career outside theatre, you’ll have interpersonal skills that are vital in today’s world, such as the art of collaboration, the ability to set your ego aside for the sake of the ensemble, and a profound understanding of human communication and culture, qualities that make you stand out as a candidate.

of production/design students attend a conference with theatre faculty before graduation
of theatre studies students who apply to graduate school are accepted
of performance students are cast in a faculty-led production their first year

Introducing theatre at Susquehanna  

Vibrant, kinetic and connected, theatre at Susquehanna offers a creative outlet for all students.

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Potential Careers

  • Professional actor
  • Professional director
  • Theatrical producer
  • Set designer
  • Box office manager
  • Drama therapist

Recent Employers

  • Playwrights Horizon, New York City
  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jeresy
  • TodayTix
  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Emphasizing the social relevance of theatre

At Susquehanna, theatre is a living, breathing discipline that extends beyond the stage.

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Working on set building in Erik Viker's theatre class

Studying for a Degree in Theatre Performance

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in theatre performance at Susquehanna.

Explore other programs and opportunities

See the full list of related programs on the School of the Arts page.

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