The advantages of a small college major in theatre is all about opportunity. You will get engaged quickly and deeply.
Open auditions are held in the first two weeks of each semester. Students may sign up for a time and find information on the call board in Theatre Studies. Auditions are open to all students.
The department brings practicing theatre artists of high caliber to the campus to work with students. Distinguished guests have included playwrights Edward Albee, Simon Bent, Tony Kushner, and Maria Irene Fornes; actors Tandy Cronyn, Sidney Poitier, Anna Deavere Smith, and Jack Wetherall, designers Burke Brown, Badger Koon, Robbie MacLean, Robin Vest, and John Wolf, directors Mark Rucker and Danny Scheie. Visits like these deepen student learning and help build a bridge from academia to the profession. Indeed, several alumni have won prestigious national internships, employment opportunities and entrance into graduate programs in part because of the relationships forged during such residencies.
Many theatre students choose to study abroad in London, where they can complete internships at professional theatre companies. Students may also choose to complete internship in the USA during either the semester, summer, or January term. See the Career Development Center for assistance.