The Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University offers education and participation in all aspects of drama, with course offerings in acting, stagecraft, costume design, scene design, directing, dramatic writing, history, literature, and criticism. Bachelor of Arts students have the opportunity to perform as well as to serve on the design and technical teams in four fully produced mainstage theatrical productions each year. The low student to faculty ratio ensures that students are able to work closely with our faculty of highly accomplished artists and scholars. As a discipline that is both performing art and humanity, the department treats all performances as artistic and educational experiences, and welcomes the participation of students regardless of their academic majors and career goals.
At the graduate level, the Master of Arts degree prepares students for work in professional theater, education, or for further pursuit of graduate study, while the Master of Fine Arts professional actor training program–a collaborative partnership between the Department of Theater and Cleveland Play House–represents a unique alliance between one of the oldest academic theater programs in the United States and the nation’s first regional theater.
The Effect of Gamma-Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel
September 29-October 8, 2017
Directed by Melissa Crum
Tillie Hunsdorfer’s attempt to win the school science fair is challenged by her squabbles with her single-mom Beatrice and sister Ruth, in this 1971 Pulitzer Prize winning play that celebrates the enduring human spirit. …Read more.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ron Wilson, Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater and Director of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program, and longtime Chair of the Department of Theater, has passed away. …Read more.
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
by Saviana Stanescu
Directed by Erik Andrews
April 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
April 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. …Read more.
CWRU DEPARTMENT OF THEATER PRESENTS
EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE’S VERSE WITH GEOFF BULLEN
from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
When: Saturday, February 18, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Middough Building, 1901 E 13th St, Suite 526, Cleveland, OH 44114. …Read more.