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Our graduates have mastered fundamental vocabulary and skills from all of the crafts of theatre, and thoroughly understand how these aspects work together to create rich, complex and unified works of art.

The cross-training provided by our Theatre Program fosters understanding of and respect for all of the artists involved in creating a live stage performance. We feel that our approach produces well-rounded theatre practitioners who will be effective at any level of production, from high school to Broadway and beyond. Our blend of classroom and experiential learning provides an ideal foundation for continued study in the discipline and arms our graduates with the confidence and experience to pursue a wide range of careers and academic pathways.

We value collaboration and high academic goals in the learning and teaching of theatre, while preparing students for the realities of a competitive profession.

Our students gain authentic practice in many aspects of theatre, including: acting, directing, dramaturgy and text analysis, stage management; scenic, costume, make-up, sound and lighting design; construction and fabrication of sets, props & costumes, wigs, make-up & prosthetics; wardrobe and running crew experience; as well as independent study, teaching assistantships, and internship opportunities with professional theatres and arts organizations.

2013-2014 Theatre Season
Reserve now at

The Misanthrope
by Moliere
October 8th-12th@ 8pm
Sunday, October 13th@ 2pm

Free with student ID,
$5 general admission
Hamblin Theater
Directed by Dr. John McCaslin-Doyle

Auditions: Sept. 2nd-3rd
Sign up by Fine Arts Theatre Offices (106)


Clybourne Park
By Bruce Norris
Saturday, Nov. 16th@2pm

Free with student ID,
$5 general admission
Goodrich Theater
Directed by Andrew Kahl

Sept. 2nd-3rd
, 2013
Sign up by Fine Arts Theatre Offices (106)

Water By The Spoonful
By Quiara Alegria Hudes
March 11-15@8pm
Sunday, March 16@2pm

Free with student ID
$5 general admission
Hamblin Theater
Directed by Rebecca Brown

Auditions: Nov. 19-20, 2013
Sign up in Fine Arts by Theatre Offices (106)

Water by the spoonful

Music by Richard Rogers, Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
April 23-25 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 26 @ 2pm

Directed by Andrew Kahl
Free with student ID,
$10 General Admission

Auditions: Nov. 19-20, 2013
Sign up in Fine Arts by Theatre Offices (106)

Student Directed Productions 2013-2014 Session

No Exit
By Jean Paul Sartre
Oct. 31st -Nov. 2nd@8pm
Sunday, Nov. 3rd@2pm

Directed by Chris Mackin

Sept. 2nd-3rd
, 2013
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No exit

God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
April 10-13, 2013
Directed by Josh Santiago

Auditions: Nov. 19-20, 2013
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God of Carnage

Stay tuned for announcements about the 2014-2015 Season!

NEW! Listen to a Theatre Department Audio Documentary, created by Chris Postian (Theatre and Mass Communications Graduate, 2013)

The Theatre Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre. We also offer Minors in Theatre and Dance that pair easily with other degree programs available on the SUNY Oneonta campus.

Majors combine academic courses with practical experience, using state-of-the-art facilities, current theatre pedagogy and cutting-edge technology. The Theatre Department manages two excellent theatre spaces,The Goodrich Theater, a 487 seat proscenium space, and the Hamblin Theatre, a flexible black box facility.

Both theatres are housed in the Fine Arts Building and the theatre plant includes well-equipped scenery and costume shops, dressing room facilities; as well as teaching, office, and studio spaces.

Cinders - Nick and Troy.

Goodrich house and booth.

Goodrich Theatre with Ion lightboard.

Guildenstern with the Player.

John Bagby.

Preset for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Queen Gertrude out of context.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern setting a trap for Hamlet.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern final tableau.

Raised in Captivity, student directed.

Raised in Captivity.

Raised in Captivity - Joe and Nick.

Rosencrantz feels boxed in.

Set for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Goodrich Theatre.

She Loves Me - shoppers.

She Loves Me, 2007.

She Loves Me.

She Loves Me.

Technical Director, Scott Segar.



Wait Until Dark, 2006.

Alanna making props.

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