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

Matt Smucker '95, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Performance

Matt Smucker '95, has been nominated for the 2015 Stranger Genius Award in Performance in Seattle

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In jail, students from different backgrounds build bridges

For three weeks, three hours each morning, 19 Goshen College “outside” students and 20 “inside” students took part in two classes at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.

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Students study the arts in London

Follow the Arts in London blog! This course is designed to give students general exposure in the areas of theater, visual arts, music and architecture.

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Play brings women’s stories from Ciudad Juárez to light

The College of Wooster Department of Theater and Teatro Travieso will present “Women of Ciudad Juárez” on April 22 at 8 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center. The hour-long performance will be followed by a talkback session with the director and actors.

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Spring Mainstage “The Boys Next Door” to feature theatrical realism

The Goshen College Theater Department will present Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door” on March 20, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and on March 22 and 29 at 3 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center. **Please note that the original post stated the wrong dates.

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Faculty

Doug Caskey

Doug Caskey

Professor of Theater

Michelle Milne

Michelle Milne

Assistant Professor of Theater


Andrew Moeggenborg

Andrew Moeggenborg

Assistant Professor of Theater

Eliza Marie Stoltzfus

Eliza Marie Stoltzfus

Adjunct Professor of Theater


Pat Lehman

Pat Lehman

Professor of Communication

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