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.

Department of Theater 2022-23 Season

The Department of Theater annouces its 2022-23 production season in the Maltz Performing Arts Center. This will be the first 'full' season in the new space after the inaugural season this year, which featured Arcadia, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Stop Kiss. 2022-23-MPAC-Season-Announcement

art/sci magazine profiles Theater’s new home

The CWRU College of Arts and Sciences' magazine, art/sci, has a feature article on the new home of the Department of Theater, the Maltz Performing Arts Center, and its inaugural production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

Assistant Professor Kevin Inouye Sponsoring Motion Capture Workshop

Professor Kevin Inouye will be sponsoring a motion capture workshop at the Maltz Center on Thursday, April 14th, with Motion Capture Fight Coordinator Michelle Ladd. Please see the attached flyer for more information. MoCap-Flier

Costume Shop Manager Rainie Jiang Featured in Case Daily