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, and 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.



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.

Eldred Theater’s 2016-17 Season Announced

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
September 30-October 9, 2016
Directed by Ron Wilson
A young newly-wed couple are starting their life in New York City—he a young lawyer trying his first important case, she a very happy newlywed from a well-off family—but nothing goes as planned in this farce by one of America’s greatest comedic playwrights. …Read more.


Proof Opens at Eldred Theater


by David Auburn
Directed by Christopher Bohan
April 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
April 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. …Read more.


METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre

FROM BROADWAYWORLD.COM -The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman’s METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre (“The Helen”) at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. …Read more.

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