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.


Spring 2016 Scholarship Weekend-Registration Now Open!

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 February 19-21, 2016…Read more.

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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.