Theatre Major

If you love theatre and want to be part of a vital program where you will have opportunities, even as a first year student, to work on and off stage, then the Theatre major at York College is for you!  We nurture artist-scholars who are well read in dramatic literature, who understand the social, historical, and performance contexts of that literature, who appreciate contemporary performance and design, who think critically, who master discipline-specific skills, and who make compelling artistic choices on stage. With independent studies and internships, seniors are directing and designing on our stages and in the community while actors are performing in plays and musicals in our multiple spaces. This is a program that allows students to discover who they are and what type of theatre artist they want to become.

2015-2016 Performances

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
October 28-31, 2015 @ 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
November 4-7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

 Abigail/1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
November 18-21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
December 9-11, 2015 @ 1:00 PM, WPAC

Ten-Minute Plays:  Hour 4
March 16-19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

The Dinner Party by Neil Simon
April 6-9, 2016 @ 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

To learn more about Theatre Division productions at York College, please click here.

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism is being engaged and being open. It's giving the world your best self and then letting it give its best right back."

McKenzie Raver,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



Students in the Theatre major have access to many opportunities on and offstage in the Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC). Learn more about the WPAC.

Careers in Theatre

Possible careers include:

  • Acting
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Theatre
  • Scene Design and Construction
  • Costume Design and Construction
  • Lighting Design and Technology

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