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.

Assistant Professor of Movement and Acting

The Department of Theater is searching for a tenure-track position in acting and movement. Please see our employment page, or this link, for more information and application instructions:

Cast for “Almost, Maine”

The following are cast in John Cariani's Almost, Maine, directed by David Vegh. More information will follow from the production team. Angela Howell Bethany Kavanagh Grace Ingham Hannah Clarke I’maya Gibbs Maizy Windham Mariah Hamburg Sophie Harrington Sydney Raby Tabitha Raithel Alessandro D’amico Alex Alexander Dominic Monczewski Ethan Teel Ian...

Cast for “Dancing at Lughnasa”

The following are cast in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, directed by Lara Mielcarek. More information will follow from the production team. Chrissy: Gabriella O'Fallon Kate: Olivia Minner Maggie: Abigail Gilman Rose: Emily Kuntz Agnes: Rachel Greidinger Uncle Jack: Nathan Fuss Michael: Sam Michalski Gerry: Stephen Kellogg III Congratulations to you...

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:...