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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.

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Ranked One of the Best!

The CWRU/CPH MFA in Acting program is ranked among the top 25 such programs by The Hollywood Reporter. Congrats to all of our faculty, administrators, students and program partners who make this one of the best programs in the world!

Urinetown a Hit Despite Horrible Title

by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Directed by Jerrold Scott
Musical Direction by Brad Wyner
April 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st at 7:30 pm, and April 15th & 22nd at 3:00 pm. …Read more.

Uncle Vanya Runs Final Weekend

The modern adaptation of the Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya runs for a final weekend on the Eldred stage. This modern adaptation by Annie Baker is set in present day Russia with a sound design heavily featuring Bon Iver and The Budos Band.
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“Uncle Vanya” Set Piece Time-Lapse Video

Time-lapse video of drop painting by Associate Professor Jill Davis and her team of undergraduate majors and minors (Laura Mosteller, Lauren Harrison, Michelle Berg, Paulina Martz and Alice Li) for the upcoming Eldred production of “Uncle Vanya”, directed by Christopher Bohan. …Read more.

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