Department of Theater

The Department of Theater offers education and participation in all aspects of drama, with course offerings in acting, stagecraft, costume design, scene design, directing, screenwriting and playwriting. Students have the opportunity to perform on stage as well as to serve on the technical crews in mainstage theatrical productions each year. The high ratio of faculty to students ensures that students will be able to work closely with highly skilled professionals. The department treats all performances as educational experiences and welcomes the participation of all students regardless of their academic majors and career goals.

Actor education in the theater program prepares majors for career opportunities in the American theater. Graduates are employed nationally and regionally. The MFA in Acting Program, a collaboration between the university and The Cleveland Play House, represents a unique alliance between one of the oldest theater programs in the United States and the nation’s first regional theater.


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Opening Soon at Eldred Theater: The Addams Family

The Addams Family by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
November 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM
November 15 and 22 at 3 PM
Directed by Jerrold Scott
Musical Direction by Brad Wyner
This Tony and Drama Desk award winner sees the Addams family’s peace and serenity put to the test when daughter Wednesday falls in love with a completely undesirable match:  a boy from Ohio.  …Read more.


Eldred Theater Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
October 2,3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM
October 4 and 11 at 3 PM
Directed by Jayce Tromsness
In Shakespeare’s most popular play, his wit and wisdom are both present in glorious full-force.  …Read more.


CWRU’s Fall 2015 Theater Scholarship Weekend – Now Registering!

Audition or present a portfolio for a full- and partial-tuition scholarship!
REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for Case Western Reserve University Theater Department’s Theater Scholarship Weekend which will take place from October 9-11, 2015…Read more.


Hollywood Reporter Magazine Recognizes Undergraduate Theater Program

Cleveland may be more than 2,000 miles away from Hollywood but that didn’t stop the CWRU undergraduate theatre program from getting in the pages of Hollywood Reporter magazine. The program made their list of the “Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools.” Read the article here and learn a little more about our Newton connection here. …Read more.


Featured in art/sci magazine

The Department of Theater was featured in the spring/summer issue of art/sci magazine. Click here to read the story The World of the Play.