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THEATRE AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

Theatre students at Slippery Rock University develop their artistry through hands-on experiences in academic classrooms, design and acting laboratories and public performance spaces. Graduates have gone on to flourish in professional careers as performers, designers, administrators and technicians; as well as continuing their education at top-ranked graduate programs.
 

PERFORM INTERNATIONALLY

Every other year, the SRU Department of Theatre travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the world’s largest international theatre festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
 

NEW FACILITIES

Perform in a brand new, state-of-the-art performing arts center, a complex boasting a 753-seat proscenium stage, spacious new scene and costume shops, a 296-seat flexible black box and gorgeous new acting and design classrooms.
 

BFA IN ACTING: MUSICAL 

Another new programming option at SRU, Musical Theatre Performance focuses on the most exciting and ground-breaking musical works from on and off- Broadway, combining SRU’s sterling actor training with vocal instruction in contemporary styles. Students will also work with movement instructors and choreographers drawn from our nationally-ranked Dance Department.
 

BFA IN ACTING: ACTING 

This new and rigorous hands-on actor training program is where students will be steeped in the techniques of Meisner, Ute Hagen and Chekhov, while given intensive training in auditioning and Shakespeare performance. SRU is famous for its cutting-edge repertoire: a mix of challenging new work and boldly inventive stagings of the classics. Our smaller, student-centered program means more performance opportunities for each of our students.

 

Alumni

Jeff Feola – SRU class of 2007

Associate Company Manager for the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and the tour of Hamilton

Mali Ma’at – SRU class of 2015

Arts Leadership Fellow, Pittsburgh Public Theatre

 

Jackie Freeman – SRU class of 2010

Artistic Director, Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre

 

Lyric Beth Sessa – SRU class of 2016

Assistant Development Manager at Harbor Playhouse

 

Don Russell – SRU Class of 2001

Professor of Theatre and Department Chair at Oklahoma City Community College

 

April McKinnis – SRU Class of 2000

Costume Draper at American Players Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

 

Kelly McBane – SRU Class of 2009

Faculty and Costume Shop Manager, University of Toledo

 

Bethany Vahabzadeh – SRU Class of 2008

Actor and Comedian

 

Wendy Bable, SRU Class of 1999

Arts Administrator/Leader, Theatre Maker

 

Braden Blauser, SRU Class of 2006

Associate Technical Director, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville

 

Margaret Rial, SRU Class of 2015

Stage Manager, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville

 

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