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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.

Alumni in New Leadership Positions

Two Department of Theater alumni are moving into new leadership positions in the Chicago theater scene:
Rachel Fink (BA ’96) has been named the new Executive Director of Lookinglass Theater in Chicago, after a lengthy time working in the San Francisco Bay area, including at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. …Read more.

Spring Audition Dates Announced

for the 2018 spring semester drama productions in Eldred Theater

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, translated by Annie Baker, and
Urinetown, the Musical by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis. …Read more.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Tickets for sale!
Our next production is “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play”, November 10, 11th, 17th & 18th at 7:30 pm, November 12th & 19th at 3:00 pm. …Read more.

CWRU Theater Announces Fall Scholarship Weekend!

CWRU Theater Announces Fall Scholarship Weekend!
October 6-8, 2017
Theater Scholarship Weekend provides prospective actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians and stage managers with an opportunity to spend the weekend attending performances on campus, meeting Theater Department faculty and students, and auditioning or interviewing for full- and partial-tuition scholarships. …Read more.


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Page last modified: January 5, 2018