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.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The weeks since the death of George Floyd has been one of great anguish and reflection for many of us at CWRU: students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Finding the right thing to say at this time, something that is more than just “I’m sorry”, has not been an easy...

Congratulations to Professor David Vegh!

The Department of Theater extends hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor David Vegh on his promotion to associate professor and the awarding of tenure, effective July 1. We're glad to have you on our faculty!

CWRU Drama Program Top 25 in The Hollywood Reporter for the Third Year in a Row!

Previously THR's list was separated into graduate and undergraduate programs, but this year the list is combined. CWRU made the list at #18 of the English speaking world's top 25 drama programs! Congrats to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni who made this possible.

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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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