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Curry Theatre is open to all students at the college. Participation in stage shows and our Improv Team brings students from many majors. Students practice and stage productions in Keith Auditorium and/or Black Box Theatre inside the Academic and Performance Center building. Theatre students also have access to practice space, green rooms, and a set construction area.
An active student supervisory board designs Publicity campaigns and oversees lighting, sound, props, and costumes; virtually all aspects of production. Glossy professional playbills are also student created, designed, and edited.
From the entry level Acting One, to the upper level Directing Seminar, the line up of courses and productions provides wide opportunities for student participation.
Some of our graduates have started their own successful theatre companies. Some have gone on to post graduate work at prestigious training programs, such as The Actors' Studio, The Neighborhood Playhouse, and Chicago's Second City. Some have pursued graduate work and found themselves teaching theatre at other colleges. Some have gotten their union cards in Stage Lighting or Sound. Some have found their way to Hollywood and jobs in network television, while others work in Improvisation and Stand-Up comedy.
Just a few of the many Communication industry careers include:
Our students and alumni are leading the way at: