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.

Arts patron Roe Green donates $10 million for new theater

Great news about the Maltz Center for the Performing Arts Phase 2 project, which will in part be the new home of the CWRU Department of Theater: ---- Arts patron Roe Green donates $10 million for new theater at Case Western Reserve University’s Maltz Performing Arts Center With a $10 million gift...

Fall Theater Scholarship Weekend

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Fall Theater Scholarship Weekend, November 9-11, 2018. Prospective undergraduate theater students can audition or present a portfolio to be considered for one of Four FULL-TUITION scholarships and Two $10,000 scholarships. Click to LEARN MORE

Back to Campus with our own Theater History!

As part of Cleveland Play House's centennial celebration a few years ago, they created a series of videos, one of which included the 'founder' of the Department of Theater at CWRU. For our new and returning students, it's interesting to know the history and legacy of our department (and...

New and Returning Faculty

As the beginning of the school year fast approaches, the Department of Theater is pleased to welcome Kevin Inouye to our faculty this fall. Kevin joins us as Assistant Professor of Theater, and is a specialist in actor movement, stage combat, and performance. We also welcome back Christopher Bohan in...