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.
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.
Come one, come all! The Department of Theater will have its annual all-department meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in the Eldred Theater.
New students: come learn about courses and productions; meet faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students; see how you can become involved; and have pizza! …Read more.
Director, writer, actor, teacher, mentor, artist and friend. Ron Wilson is all of these things to so many different communities. For those who knew him from his childhood in Kansas to his professional life in New York and Cleveland–for all who knew and loved Ron–you are cordially invited to celebrate this extraordinary man on Saturday, September 2, at 7:30-10.00 pm at the Eldred Theater on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. …Read more.