Department of Theater

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.

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Theater Weekend

Located at Eldred Theater Friday, October 7, 2016 at 04:00 PM until Sunday, October 9, 2016
Audition or present a portfolio to compete for a full-tuition scholarship!
REGISTER HERE! …Read more.


Eldred Theater Presents Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
Directed by Ron Wilson
September 30, October 1, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m.
October 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. …Read more.


Dr. Brian Herrera speaking on Latinos in US Popular Entertainment

CWRU Hispanic Heritage Month event, co-sponsored by Alianza Latina-Latino Alliance, The Baker Nord Center for the Humanities, The LGBT Center, the Department of Theater, and the Office of Minority Affairs.
On October 4 at 4:30 p.m., Dr. …Read more.


Alum Makes a Backstage Stop at Playhouse Square

Story by Jill Davis
CWRU Department of Theater Alum Zane Beatty was in town this weekend on the last stop of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2016 U.S. tour. Zane is Assistant Electrician with Alvin Ailey and has been all over the U.S. …Read more.

Page last modified: September 23, 2016