Theatre Major

If you love theatre and want to be part of a vital performance program where you will get chances, even as a freshman, to work on and off stage, then our Theatre major at York College is what you want. In our major you will learn how to write and analyze texts and documents, solve problems quickly and effectively, speak energetically and dramatically to audiences of all kinds and sizes and contribute significantly to any group or team.

Careers in Theatre

Theatre majors are prepared for careers in education, management, marketing, advertising, law, and public policy, as well as professional and graduate theatre programs.

Careers include:

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

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism is a frame-of-mind that encompasses respect, responsibility, and character."

Kelsey Graver,

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.


Doubt:  A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
November 5-8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Perko Theatre

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. 

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about the fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.


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