Theatre, in its distinctive artistic form, reveals and imparts the complexities of the human condition. The department exposes students to the methods and applications that theater can bring to the educational process through course work, theater production, community-based theater and professional outreach.
Much of the focus of the Department of Drama is not only in the educational and professional development of its students, but also in advocating an appreciation of theater in the cultural life of the University.
Students can earn a minor in Drama and students of all majors may take Drama courses to fulfill the requirements of the Core Curriculum.
Students can pursue one of the following program options:
Minor in Drama – Minior Plan
Stage productions by St. Mary’s students go way back in our history, at least to 1895, as documented in our archives, including old Rattler newspapers, performances by groups called The Mission Players, The Cameo Players, The St. Mary’s Theatre Guild, St. Mary’s Drama Club and The Shoestring Players.
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Six Characters in Search of an Author
By Luigi Pirandello
Directed by John Iverson
Student auditions for this production will be held in the AT&T Center For Information Technology, Room 108 on the St. Mary’s campus from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 and Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Possible callbacks will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Cold readings with the script and exercises will be conducted during auditions. Everyone should come dressed comfortably.
Recent Past Performance(s)
Our Lady of the Tortilla – Fall 2016
Drama students have been placed in paid internships with local and national organizations, offering an avenue to professional theater practice.
They have worked with companies such as Magik Children’s Theatre, the Jewish Community Center’s Barshop Sheldon Vexler Theatre, McNay Art Museum, The Playhouse and the Scioto Society of Ohio, gaining valuable experience with each.
Drama graduates have gone on to work as teachers, directors, performers and technicians in educational, community and professional theater organizations across the country.