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The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Theatre provides a program of study focusing on opportunities for personal and artistic development and growth, as well as opportunities to develop collaboration, communication, reasoning and leadership skills required for life-long learning, professional careers in theatre or related areas. Students pursing the program in Theatre Arts should achieve a level of competence in performance, technical theatre, and the academic areas of theatre history, literature and criticism/ analysis. They acquire skills in each of these areas through the department’s course offerings, as well as through its production program. The production aspect of the program also provides an important community outreach opportunity. Non-majors may select Theatre Arts courses to fulfill humanities requirements or as electives.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Scott Richard Klein, Gregory Hoepfner, Monika Linehan, Katherine Liontas-Warrenm Edna McMillan, Hyunsoon Whang.
JPAS Welcomes New Executive Director
January 13, 2020
Maestro Dennis G. Assaf (Co-founder, General/Artistic Director) and the staff welcomed new Executive Director, Timothy Todd Simmons, Monday at the Westwego Theatre Campus.
Jefferson Performing Arts Society Welcomes Timothy Todd Simmons as New Executive Director
January 08, 2020
The Board of Directors of Jefferson Performing Arts Society welcomes a new executive director, Timothy Todd Simmons. Simmons brings a dynamic background to the renowned theater company. Co-founder, Maestro Dennis G. Assaf, currently holding the title of Executive/Artistic Director, will assume the new title of General/Artistic Director. The Board and Maestro Assaf eagerly await the energy and extensive business experience Simmons brings to the organization.
The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
April 09, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.