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 Moors by Jen Silverman

The 2023-2024 Department of Theater Season kicks off with The Moors by Jen Silverman!

MFA Class of ’24 Present “The Tempest”

Running September 20-30th, click for more details.

“Explore” CWRU Theater for Free

“Explore” is a brand new program allowing first-year students to see our shows for free. Click here to learn more!

Alumni News!

B.A. Theatre Graduate, John DiAntonio, has some exciting news!

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Interested in Scholarships?

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