Southern Connecticut State University
The Theatre Department
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New Haven,CT 06515
Welcome to SCSU Theatre, where our mission is to provide theatre education and professional training within a liberal arts setting. Classes in the Theatre Department stand at the crossroads of all the arts - literary, performing, visual, digital and electronic - and are open to all students. Whether you are looking for professional training or for a place to explore your artistic side, our classes and productions will strengthen your art and craft, and deepen your understanding and appreciation of your own creativity. Being located in New Haven means our students will engage in the highest quality artistic experiences - including at our outstanding regional award-winning theater companies. As a student at SCSU Theatre, you will have unparalleled access to working the very best theater professionals as guest artists and designers - all whom have Broadway and Off-Broadway credentials. This means that our students graduate from Theatre SCSU with real-world experiences and immediate connections to the performance industry.
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Southern Connecticut State University Theatre Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
February 24, 2021
At Southern Connecticut State University, the Department of Theatre opens the 2021 spring semester with Songs for a New World. The cast of Songs for a New World comprises veteran SCSU actors and newcomers. Behind the scenes, students assist and run in all aspects, such as lighting, costumes, and even filming!
Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE
February 10, 2021
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2020-21 virtual season with Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare, directed by Raphael Massie. All performances will be presented online, beginning on Thursday evening February 25 at 7:30pm, and continuing through Sunday, March 7 at 2:00pm.
Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE SLEEPING CAR
January 20, 2021
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents its next free 'screened' readings, live-streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow: THE SLEEPING CAR, William Dean Howells. A silly play of repeatedly mistaken identities and misplaced infants, The Sleeping Car is another Howells probe of social norms in direct conflict with personal distress.
Southern Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
October 08, 2020
SCSU Theatre opens its 2020-21 season in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis with a radio presentation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People: broadcasting live on their Facebook page October 9-11th and October 15-18th at 8:00PM
RED VELVET Opens In New Haven At Southern Connecticut State University
February 11, 2020
On February 28th, Southern Connecticut State University Department of Theatre kicks off the spring half of its 2019-20 season with Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. This production of Red Velvet traverses Black History Month and Women's History Month.
Mary Lou Alberetti - Ruins And Remnants On View at Blue Mountain Gallery
February 05, 2020
Color, texture, rhythm. Fragments from ancient cultures and symbols from the world's great religions. These elements shape aesthetic language in a compelling exhibition of reliefs by sculptor Mary Lou Alberetti that will be running at Blue Mountain Gallery from February 25 through March 21. Alberetti, a professor emerita from Southern Connecticut State University and a Connecticut native, has drawn inspiration from many years of extensive travel and study.
BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: Chatting with Jillian Duffy
January 31, 2020
Jillian Duffy is a 22 year old studying Business and Marketing at Southern Connecticut State University. She has competed within the Miss America Organization since the age of eight and has held multiple titles within the organization. Jillian strongly believes in what this organization promotes and has continuously experienced growth within herself throughout her time in the organization. Jillian's social impact statement is entitled a?oeJillian's Journey: Pediatric Cancer Research and Awarenessa??, the voice of a patient and the advocate of a survivor. Jillian's Journey not only raises awareness of the underfunding of pediatric cancer research but also focuses on the journey through cancer treatment and eventual triumph of an individual. As a survivor herself, Jillian shares her story of her battle and eventual victory over cancer to inspire others to face obstacles with a positive mindset and to always chase your dreams.
Calling All Lovers Of Shakespeare! SCSU Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS
December 04, 2019
Calling all English majors and lovers of literature! Finally, there is a play that covers all 37 of Shakespeare plays in just 97 minutes! Is it possible? Come find out as just five madcap actors in tights weave their raucous way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies--not to mention 152 Sonnets--in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
Performing Arts Center Eastside Selects Annie DiMartino As New Education Director
October 24, 2019
Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) welcomes Annie DiMartino as the cutting-edge cultural hub's new education director. With over a decade of experience in performance arts, DiMartino will work to develop PACE's art and education programming.
SCSU Theatre Kicks Off 65th Anniversary With PIPPIN
October 04, 2019
On October 11th, Southern Connecticut State University Department of Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with Pippin. Director and Choreographer Larry Nye directs his 10th production of the musical, 35 years after first being acquainted with it. Pippin is a high-energy song and dance musical that tells the hilarious tale of a young prince's journey to live a life that is extraordinary.
Westport Country Playhouse Welcomes Newman's Own Foundation Fellow
July 01, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse welcomes Jacob Santos of Montville, Connecticut, as managing director fellow through the Newman's Own Foundation 2019-2020 Fellowship Program. He will work with Michael Barker, Playhouse managing director, in the administrative areas of the not-for-profit, professional theater, now in its 89th season.
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.
BWW Review: THE GUYS by Anne Nelson at John Lyman Center For The Performing Arts At Southern CT State University
September 12, 2018
Southern CT University commemorates September 11 with the play 'The Guys', by Anne Nelson, starring alumnus Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick.
Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
April 03, 2018
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 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF.