The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has cited the University of New Haven as having one of the best emerging new theater programs in New England. In this program you will be completely immersed in a creative environment that develops, nurtures, and showcases your creative talents. Where those talents lie will become obvious as you explore courses in:
Doing is learning, and there’s no substitute for it. In Student New Works and Theater for Community Impact, cornerstone courses in the program, students take the reins themselves and explore the possibilities of theater to inspire social change, both on campus and off. Productions run the spectrum from classical to contemporary to musical theater, and students can play the part of performer, writer, director, designer, stage manager, dramaturg (literary adviser), or technician.
You will also learn the ropes directly from professionals based in New Haven and New York City. A partnership with New Haven’s Elm Shakespeare Company provides opportunities for students to perform and work with an Equity company before or immediately after graduation. Students can also spend a semester at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and do an internship at places like the Long Wharf Theatre, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and the Public Theater.