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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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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GC Opera Scenes contrast classic operas and modern musical theater

Goshen College student vocalists will present scenes from operas and musicals in two Goshen College Opera Workshop performances on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m. Both performances will take place in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.

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Student-written Winter One Acts explore cultural issues

The Goshen College Theater Department will perform three plays during the Winter One Acts – “Reality TV Island,” “Miniature Migrants” and “Confianza” – on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. (ASL interpreted) in Goshen College’s Umble Center.

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Goshen College alum a ‘hit’ on American Idol

Samuel (Rosario) Prince, a 2013 Goshen College graduate from Puerto Rico, made his national television debut on Wednesday, Jan. 28, on the show “American Idol.” Prince, who studied theater and broadcasting at Goshen, earned a chance to audition in San Francisco for season 14 of the popular show.

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GC grad Bruce Hostetler to present Umble Master Class

Director and graduate of Goshen College (1988) and Bethany Christian High School (1984) Bruce A. Hostetler will present the 2015 Roy H. Umble Master Class on Jan. 20-24, featuring workshops, a keynote address and a reading of his newest play “Feral.” All events are free and open to the public.

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