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.

2022 Barbara Dunn Scholar Announced

Due to the generosity of an alumni's family, we are able to offer the Barbara Dunn Scholarship to another incoming student. The student retains the supplemental scholarship all four years with the major in Theater. This year's award is given to Mary Coulter. Name: Mary (they/them/any) Hometown: Grove City, PA CWRU Status:...

Professor Angelina Herin Featured in Case Daily

In celebration of international makeup day, Professor Angelina Herin was featured in an article in the Daily. Read all about her work and CWRU Theater's course in stage makeup here: https://thedaily.case.edu/the-power-of-makeup/

Cast for “Cymbeline”

Here is the cast for the second fall production of CWRU Theater at MPAC, Cymbeline. CAST IMOGEN-  ABIGAIL GILMAN POSTHUMUS-  OLIVER SCHUMACHER IACHIMO-  ETHAN TEEL CYMBELINE- DOMINIC MONCZEWSKI THE QUEEN- MAIZY WINDHAM BELARIA- RACHEL GREIDINGER CORNELIA- LEXI SCOTT PISANIO- MARY COULTER CLOTEN- NATHAN FUSS GUIDARIUS-  IAN JACOBS ARVIRAGUS- ALESSANDRO D’AMICO PHILARIA/ FIRST JAILER/SECOND CAPTAIN-  CAMPBELL DUKES FRENCHMAN/ ROMAN CAPTAIN/COURT PERSON - EMILY KUNTZ CLOTEN LORD #1/FIRST CAPTAIN- ANGELA RICH CLOTEN LORD #2/SOLDIER-...

Cast for “Blood at the Root”

The following are cast in Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root, directed by Lehlabile Davhana. More information will follow from the production team. Raylyn: Marina Williams Toria: Macy Dickerson Asha: Jasmyn Zeigerson Justin: Zion Thomas Colin: Joe Flynn De'Andre: Noah Delisma Students: Angela Howell & Emily Kuntz The cast for Cymbeline will...