Theater Major & Minor

Would you like to manage a stage, design a set or make your debut as an actor? As a theater major at Goshen College, you’ll earn your fair share of time in the spotlight and backstage. You’ll participate in full-length mainstage shows, one act plays and musical theater performances—all hands-on opportunities to apply technical and artistic skills learned during class. And by the time you graduate, you’ll have created your own senior show!

As a theater major, you’ll explore acting, design, literature, playwriting, voice and movement, in addition to studying the history and philosophy of theater. GC’s theater program emphasizes the liberal arts, so you can augment your thespian knowledge with courses in art, music, communication, English and foreign languages. After college, you can expect to do what GC alumni are doing now—working coast to coast in theaters, touring companies, education and video/film production.

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News & Events

Eurydice Nov. 14-16, 22-23

Eurydice Nov. 14-16, 22-23, Fall Mainstage directed by Michelle Milne, M.F.A.

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2014 Winning Peace Plays Oct. 3-5

Goshen Peace Plays Winners of the 2014 Goshen Peace Play Contest will be presented October 3-5, 2014in Umble Center Theater 1st Place, Out from Under with Mary by Chris Shaw Swanson, directed by Angel Reyes (sr.) Winning playwright Chris Shaw Swanson of

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Announcing the 2014-15 GC Theater Season!!

The Goshen College Department of Theater is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Season!! GOSHEN PEACE PLAYS GC students and faculty will stage the WORLD PREMIERE performances of the 2014 Goshen Peace Play Contest winners. --the winning playwright will be our

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Students to showcase a medley of musical theater pieces

Goshen College theater students will present an evening of musical theater selections on Sunday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center.

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GC students bring new life to Mozart’s comic opera ‘Figaro’

Disguises, cross-dressing, mistaken identities and people jumping out of windows are all par for the course in Mozart’s energetic, light-hearted romp through the day of a wedding ceremony. The Goshen College theater and music departments will collaborate to present the composer’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” in Umble Center on March 28, 29 and April 4 at 8 p.m., and March 30 and April 6 at 3 p.m. (ASL interpreted).

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