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.
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.
Artistic Director Jerrold Scott is pleased to announce the Eldred Theater 2015-16 Season:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
October 2-11, 2015
Directed by Jayce Tromsness
In Shakespeare’s most popular play, his wit and wisdom are both present in glorious full-force. …Read more.
The Learned Ladies by Molière
Directed by Ron Wilson
April 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.
April 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. …Read more.
Video: Actors from the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of “The Philadelphia Story” discuss the play. …Read more.