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Theatre Arts

About the Program

The Theatre Arts program has a strong academic emphasis with students gaining experience to reinforce the coursework through productions, large and small. The degree program in Theatre Arts emphasizes process drama, the value of improvisation, and ensemble. Echoing the College motto, it also asks students to consider how practicing theatre arts serves “not self, but others.” In the liberal arts setting, the program prepares students to pursue a wide variety of careers. Students receive broad exposure to the various disciplines within theatre and are encouraged by the faculty to pursue their special interests. Internship experience is encouraged (required for the B.F.A) either in a summer theatre company, or in some other setting appropriate to the major such as with a television station or community theatre. The Experiential Component (a requirement of the major as a whole) can be met by successfully completing the required courses.

Theatre Arts Minor

The Theatre minor is concentrated in the study of acting, directing, theatre history and literature. Students work out a coherent program of courses with the theatre faculty. All minors require a minimum of 18 credits, 9 of which are at the 300-400 level.

Student and Alumni Highlights

Rebecca Crocker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre
Schoolfield 214
B.F.A., Ferrum College
M.F.A., The Theatre School at DePaul University
Laura Matthews
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts
Robert Neukirch
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts
Schoolfield 201
Mary Hannah Wheeler

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Theatre Arts:

Theatre Arts is a Meisner Training Program, curriculum may include:

  • Modern Musical Theatre Performance Theory
  • Pop/Rock & Classical/Legit Vocal Training
  • Lessac Performance Vocal Work
  • Shakespeare and Classical Performance Theory

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

Upcoming Productions

Past Productions

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
By Bert V. Royal
May 23-25, 2018






The Women of Lockerbie
By Deborah Bervoort
May 28, 2015



Fuddy Meers
By David Lindsay-Abaire
May 24-26




A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By David Lindsay-Abaire
November 8-10, 2018






Over the River and Through the Woods
By Joe Dipierto
November 1-4, 2018


Good and Evil
October 18, 2018
Freshman Showcase






The Kitchen Sink
October 4-6,2018
Freshman Showcase


It Can’t Happen Here
By Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen
November 1-3, 2017






The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
November 7-13, 2016



Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
By Anna Deveare Smith
November 17-19, 2015



August: Osage County
By Tracy Letts
November 8-12, 2015



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
November 12-15, 2015

The Radium Girls
By D.W. Gregory
May 29-31, 2019






Crimes of Heart
By Beth Henley


By Roger O. Hirson
March 13-16, 2019






Man of La Mancha
By Dale Wasserman
March 22-25, 2018






Emotional Creature – The Secret Life of Girls
By Eve Ensler
May 26-27, 2017






By John Van Druten
March 30-31, April 2, 2017



Little Women
By Allan Knee
March 17-19, 2017



We at Ferrum College Theatre Arts are committed to our military (active, reserve, guard and veterans) and first responders. We offer access to our great theatre at no charge.  Appropriate ID must be presented when picking up your tickets.

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Box Office Information

The Ferrum College Theatre Box Office is located in:
Schoolfield Hall
-Sale Theatre

Lobby Box Office

The Lobby Box Office is located in the lobby of the theatre hosting the show and opens one hour before show time and remains open until the show begins.

Door Time

Doors open and audience seating begins thirty minutes before show time.


Ferrum College music and theatre  performances and special events will only be canceled for inclement weather in extreme cases. Please note that Ferrum College performances do not always follow the same closing procedures as Ferrum College. Inclement weather announcements are communicated via e-blastsFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

All purchased tickets will be refunded through for any canceled performance.

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