Department of Theatre
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614 W. Superior St.
The Theatre Department is motivated by the belief that the performing arts are vital and necessary to the human experience. At its heart, theatre explores the mystery and exhilaration of human relationships. The infinite aspects of our relationship to self, to each other, to our world and to larger spiritual forces. The Theatre Department is committed to challenge students to aspire to high standards of excellence and reach new heights in the development of their craft and artistic growth; awaken in students the importance and value of the culture, history and tradition of theatre; promote critical and analytical skills, and demonstrate that these skills are enhanced by creative thinking; provide quality opportunities for both majors and non-majors to actively participate in all areas of production; expose students to various styles, genres and methods of performance and production; prepare students with the necessary skills to pursue vocations in Theatre.
Notable Alumni Include: Amanda Grace Ewing - Program Coordinator for University of Michigan’s Educational Theatre Company
Faculty Info: Carolyn Gillespie (Visiting Instructor), Terry Dana Jachimiak II (Assistant Professor), Scott Mackenzie (Professor and Director Theatre), Thomas Wedge (Visiting Instructor), Tara Bentley (Theatre Intern), Cindy Wendzel (Box Office Manager / Adm. Asst. in Education)
Opera Grand Rapids Appoints New Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze
March 14, 2019
The Opera Grand Rapids Board of Trustees has named Emilee Syrewicze the new Executive Director of Opera Grand Rapids.