Theatre is a concentration of the Communication major

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.

Productions include:

  • original student scripts
  • classics
  • comedy
  • musicals
  • dramas
  • student directed one-acts.

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.

Curry Theatre fosters skills that are extremely useful in non-theatre careers. Graduates have also found jobs in:

  • Event Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Record Producing

Our faculty, which include professional playwrights, directors, actors, and Improv coaches, work closely with the students, mentoring and recommending them to internships, summer jobs, and graduate schools.

COM 1410 Acting One 3
COM 2450 Stagecraft Concepts 3
COM 2475 Stage Crew 2
COM 2476 Scriptwriting 3
COM 3480 Theatre Supervisory Board 3
COM 3490 Directing Seminar 3

Choose one of the following:
COM 2471   Theatre Practicum: Main Stage 1
COM 2472 Theatre Practicum: Black Box 1

Choose one of the following:
COM 2400 Dramatic Literature            3
COM 3545 Modern Drama 3

Choose one of the following:
COM 2410 Acting Two                      3
COM 3471 Acting Behind the Mask 3
COM 3472 Children's Theatre 3
COM 3474 Musical Theatre 3
COM 3475 Stage Combat 3
COM 3470 Acting Styles 3
Total: 23

Curry Theatre Presents: Thornton Wilder's 'The Skin of our Teeth'

Curry College is proud to bring Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth to the Keith Auditorium stage this spring, directed by Betsy Goldman with set design by Peter Colao. This student-performed production will run April 21 - 24 (Sat. - Tue.) at 7:30 p.m. in the Curry College Keith Auditorium.


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