Department of Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate students majoring in Theatre Arts pursue a comprehensive study of the art form and advanced work in areas of artistic specialty. Students also gain practical experience through participation in faculty and guest directed productions, as well as student-generated projects. Additionally, majors engage in community outreach projects and professional collaborations.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Tom Cascella, Ruben Del Valle Jr., Daniel Ettinger, Jay Herzog, Tavia La Follette, Stephen Nunns, Susan Picinich, Julie Potter, Robyn Quick, Steven Satta, Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe, Teresa Spencer, David M. White, Peter Wray.
Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season
December 15, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.
The Wilma Theater Participates In Worldwide Reading Of Andrei Kureichik's INSULTED. BELARUS(SIA)
September 21, 2020
The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will be one of dozens theaters from around the world that will present a reading of acclaimed playwright Andrei Kureichik's INSULTED. BELARUS(SIA).
Cordae & Roddy Rich Share New Song & Video
August 27, 2020
Today, Cordae and Roddy Ricch, two of modern hip-hop's greatest players, come together for a new song.
Howard County Arts Council Honors Howie Award Winners
July 21, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council will honor its 2019 Howie Award recipients at the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. The Celebration gala, presented by Howard Bank, provides an annual opportunity for members of Howard County's arts, education, government, and business communities to recognize individuals and businesses.
Theater and Opera Companies in North Carolina Collaborate to Present THE 19TH AMENDMENT PROJECT
July 14, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company in partnership with The League of Women Voters of Wake County and thirteen other theatre and/or opera companies from across central North Carolina has announced that it will present The 19th Amendment Project.
AileyCamp Launches First-Ever Virtual Program to Connect with and Inspire Inner-City Youth in Seven Cities Nationwide
July 08, 2020
AileyCamp will continue to provide inner-city youth in seven cities nationwide the opportunity to be themselves and explore their creativity with its first-ever virtual summer program.
Arena Stage Announces Virtual Audition Intensive
June 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
Burning Coal Theatre Company Will Present the 19TH AMENDMENT PROJECT
March 23, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced that it will present The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today. Performance dates are August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm.
Howard County Arts Council Will Honor Howie Award Winners
March 06, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council will honor its 2019 Howie Award recipients at the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. The Celebration gala, presented by Howard Bank, provides an annual opportunity for members of Howard County's arts, education, government, and business communities to gather to recognize individuals and businesses that have made meaningful contributions to the arts in Howard County.
LIFE DANCE // RED BALLET Comes to Towson University
February 27, 2020
Two new movement driven performance works to be presented in the Studio Theatre on Towson University's campus. Life Dance // Red Ballad by Matthew Williams and Rae Red. Both works are curious and kinesthetic offerings. Rae Red and Matthew Williams are making performance work that takes a deep dive into community and autonomy with wildly different results.
Seattle Art Fair Has Appointed Deana Haggag as 2020 Artistic Director
February 19, 2020
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, has announced the appointment of Deana Haggag as Artistic Director for the sixth edition of the fair, which will return to CenturyLink Field this July 23-26, 2020. In the role of Artistic Director, Haggag, President & CEO of United States Artists based in Chicago, IL, will develop the fair's Projects & Talks program and participate in the Gallery Selection Committee.
Jemicy School Thespians Named State Champions At Maryland State Thespian Festival
January 28, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Jemicy School's International Thespian Society Troupe #8269 was named state champion at the Maryland State Thespian Festival at Towson University Jan. 10-11. Jemicy School thespians will now represent Maryland by performing their award-winning One Act on the Chapter Select Stage at the International Thespian Festival June 22-27 at Indiana University Bloomington.
Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
January 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Showcase the Company's Three Touring Programs in City Center Studio 4
December 23, 2019
In this 2020 APAP Conference, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will showcase the Company's three touring programs in City Center Studio 4 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm and Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Ailey Citicorp Theater. City Center Studio is located at 130 W 56th St (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York, NY 10019. The Ailey CitiCorp Theatre is located at the lower level of 405 West 55th St, New York, NY 10019. Presenters coming to see the showcase are encouraged to contact the Company's management, Joanne Rile Artists Management, at Americas Hall 1 Booth 1204.
YBN Cordae to Play Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO on Jan. 31
November 11, 2019
YBN Cordae will play the Fox Theatre on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15.