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.

The Daily Features Three CWRU Faculty Members’ Work

The Case Daily's newsbrief featured the work of CWRU Department of Theater instructors Christopher Bohan, Jill Davis, and Greg Vovos, in a mention of their work on Vovos' How To Be A Respectable Junkie at Dobama Theatre.

“Arcadia” Cast Announced

Following is the cast of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, produced by the Department of Theater in the Roe Green Theater of the Maltz Performing Arts Center. Directed by Jerrold Scott. 1809 The Rt Hon Countess of Croom                               ...

Fall Auditions

Auditions for the Department of Theater fall production are scheduled for Monday, August 30. For more information and to sign-up, please see the Auditions page of the website here:

Department of Theater Inaugural Maltz Center Season Announced

We are thrilled to announce the first Department of Theater season in the Phase 2 expansion of the Maltz Performing Arts Center.

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