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.

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Final Show of Eldred 2019-2020 Season has been Canceled!

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the University has suspended large gatherings and the Department of Theater will be unable to produce the final show of the season.   If you have questions or require further information please reach out to Chair and Artistic Director of the Theater Department, Jerrold Scott through...

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Professors Bohan and Vegh nominated for 2020 Carl F. Wittke Award and 2020 J. Bruce Jackson MD Award

Congratulations to Theater faculty members Christopher Bohan and David Vegh for being nominated for the 2020 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2020 J. Bruce Jackson MD Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The Wittke Award is open to any faculty member or instructor who...

Open Auditions for Spring Productions

With the Spring Semester on the horizon, Auditions for the final two productions of the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Production Season will be occurring Monday, November 25th 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 find...

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...

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