Every student ACTS. Every student DESIGNS. Every student DIRECTS.
Our curriculum — which leads to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts — is built to train and educate exceptional well-rounded theatre artists. Many programs insist on students choosing a “track.” Students in these other programs are designated “actor” or “stage manager” or “techie” and are unable to fully explore ALL areas of theatre. Our students receive an immersive and “hands-on” education in theatre as a whole … in it’s entirety. The philosophy of our theatre faculty is that students who are well trained in multiple aspects of production are better prepared to enter the professional world of theatre immediately after graduation. Knowing how to design and construct lights, costumes, and scenery will make you a better director. Experiencing the challenges and triumphs of performing a role onstage will make you a better theatrical designer and technician. All theatre artists should be well versed in dramatic literature and theatre history as well as trained in analyzing texts for production.
The faculty of The Theatre at Marietta College consists of theatre generalists who continue to work professionally in multiple areas of production and then share that expertise and experience with our students. In our department every stagehand is as important as the lead actor and every actor collaborates with the design team to produce dynamic and evocative acts of theatre for both our campus community and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley.