University of Pennsylvania
Theatre Arts Program
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The Theatre Arts major is designed to provide students with a broad-based education in theatre. The major consists of thirteen courses—seven required classes and six electives—and one production practicum. Students will graduate with a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Theatre Arts upon completion of the major.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Marcia Ferguson, Rosemary Malague, Cary M. Mazer, Jennifer Joan Thompson
Shakespeare Theatre Company Hosts Its Annual Mock Trial
February 24, 2021
Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale has more royal scandals than four seasons of The Crown: accusations of adultery, jealous spouses, feigned deaths, a potential war with former allies, a hungry bear, and a statue brought to life. Focusing on the royal rift between King Leontes and Queen Hermione of Sicily, this year's Mock Trial finds the Queen's frenemy Paulina paying out of pocket after keeping the monarchs separated for sixteen years.
The Annenberg Center Presents Thomas Kraines and Kinan Abou-afach
February 24, 2021
The live performance at the Annenberg Center will be streamed online and includes an interactive Q&A with the performers and Annenberg Center Executive and Artistic Director Christopher Gruits.
BWW Blog: Meet Quadramics! An Interview with the Chair
February 19, 2021
Since the end of my freshman year, I have been on the board of Quadramics Theatre Company which is known for its student directed fall play and spring musical. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Anika Dalvie, a senior studying Psychology, who is the Chair of Quadramics.
The Flynn Announces Executive Director
February 17, 2021
The Flynn has selected Jay Wahl as Executive Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on January 1, 2021.
Metropolitan Playhouse Presents DECEIVERS by William C. deMille
February 17, 2021
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse will present its next free 'screened' readings, live-streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow: DECEIVERS, William C. DeMille.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Board of Governors Elects New Officers and Members
February 09, 2021
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has named new officers of its Board of Governors. The new officers were elected at the board’s January 28 meeting and include: Andrew M. Heller (Vice Chair), Michelle Howland (Vice Chair), Juan Bergaz Pessino (Secretary) and Laura Palmer (At Large).
Africa Institute Announces Fellowships Named For Okwui Enwezor, Ali A. Mazrui, and Fatema Mernissi
January 21, 2021
The Africa Institute, a globally oriented centre for research, documentation, study and teaching of Africa and its diaspora in the humanities and social sciences, today announced the inaugural group of fellowships awarded through its new Research Fellowships Programme.
The Crossing Releases 'The Tower and The Garden' Feat. Works By Gregory Spears, Joel Puckett, And Toivo Tulev
January 12, 2021
On Friday, February 12, 2021, GRAMMY-winning choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, releases its 23rd commercial album, THE TOWER AND THE GARDEN on Navona Records.
Aurora Theatre Company Presents Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
January 07, 2021
Aurora Theatre Company will continue its 29th season with Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE, adapted by Lydia R. Diamond. Associate Artistic Director Dawn Monique Williams (Bull In A China Shop) directs this poignant drama about Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame.
Drewcella Davis Named 2020-22 Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellow
December 22, 2020
The Apothetae, a theater company committed to the production of works that explore and illuminate the 'Disabled Experience,' and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, have announced Drewcella Davis as the 2020-22 Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellow.
The Crossing Releases New Film, YOU CAN PLAN ON ME, Focusing On The Experience Of Aloneness
December 21, 2020
Today, GRAMMY-winning new music choir The Crossing released a new film, You can Plan on Me, a reflective new composition based on works from their long history of commissioned world premieres.
The 1214 Foundation and NewArts Present A (VIRTUAL) CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 20, 2020
NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT that was created in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy will present A (Virtual) Christmas Carol, streaming online from December 23-27.
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Announces Spring 2021 Digital Season
December 17, 2020
Building on the success of its fall digital season, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania announces a series of six dance and six musical performances, streamed live, for the spring 2021 digital season, beginning February 4.
Award-Winning Broadcaster Tom Rinaldi Joins FOX Sports
December 17, 2020
Tom Rinaldi, winner of 16 Sports Emmy Awards and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, joins FOX Sports in 2021, contributing across the network's world-class portfolio of live events. Today's announcement was made by Eric Shanks, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.
BWW Blog: Behavioral Science and Theatre
December 11, 2020
To create great theatre, we must apply cognitive science and psychology.