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.

Registration now OPEN for NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND

CWRU Undergraduate Theater Scholarships Case Western Reserve University has made merit-based scholarships available for prospective theater students.  Each year, the Department of Theater awards four full-tuition scholarships to students who intend on majoring in theater, and two $10,000 scholarships to students who intend on minoring in theater, or those interested...

Open Auditions for Fall Productions

With the Fall Semester beginning next week, Auditions for the first two productions of the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Production Season will be occurring Next Wednesday, August 28th from 6:00-8:30PM in Eldred Theater(2nd Floor theater in Eldred Hall- 2070 Adelbert Road- on Case Quad behind Millis Science Center). Below you will...

5 questions with… Department of Theater Chair Jerrold Scott from The Daily

Jerrold Scott, the Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater, chair and artistic director of the CWRU Department of Theater, recently answered 5 questions for the Case Western Reserve University internal newsletter, "the Daily." Learn more about Professor Scott and his path to Case Western Reserve University:

Theater Faculty Summer Projects

Our Theater Faculty members have been quite productive this summer! Here are a few highlights: Jill Davis Faculty member Jill Davis has had an "outdoorsy" summer designing the set for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chautauqua Theatre Institution (Picture 1) which featured two of our CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program MFA students:...

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