Division of Theatre at York College presents The Homecoming

Theatre

Study, grow, and play with a premiere 705-seat performing arts venue as your main playground.

From your first year on, opportunities seem endless to perform, direct, design and more in the York College theatre program. Join a program that allows students to discover who they are and what type of theatre artist they want to become.

It starts with a curriculum designed to challenge you to be a well-rounded artist-scholar, with skills learned in performance, costume design, set design and arts administration; you’ll also be well-versed in dramatic literature from around the world. Student-directed plays and designed work give our students the chance to get hands-on experience with both peers and professionals — is there any better way to learn theatre and about all that goes into a production? Internships and independent studies give you added flexibility to specialize and get real world experience. Top all of that off with your “classroom”: the sublime Waldner Performing Arts Center. For aspiring actors, directors, scene designers, costume designers, and other theatre professionals, the stage is set for success from day one.

Get to know the Theatre program at York College, where students can get experience in all aspects of putting on a stage production.
York College stage crew 2016 working on lighting
York College theatre students learn all aspects of theatre, from makeup and costumes to acting and directing.

Your future in Theatre

For aspiring actors, directors, scene designers, costume designers, and other theatre professionals, the stage is set for success from day one. Faculty who will take the time to help you one-on-one are there to support you along the way. Our graduates have gone on to work for numerous summer stock companies, Hershey Park & Resorts, Virginia Repertory Theatre, and universities and regional theatres across the country. Possible careers include:
  • Acting
  • Arts Administration
  • Scenic, Lighting or Costume Design
  • Dramaturg
  • Theatre Teacher
Waldner Performing Arts Center at York College

Professional-quality theatre Waldner Performing Arts Center

Students in the theatre major have access to many opportunities on and offstage in the the Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC) to get hands-on experience. The WPAC includes:

  • York Collegiate Theatre (705-seat capacity)
  • Perko Playpen Theatre (125-seat black box type)
  • Dressing Room/Makeup Rooms
  • Scene Shop, Green Room, and more.
Contact Us
Division of Theatre
Suzanne Delle, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Theatre
Wolf Hall, Room 407
Phone: 717.815.16451
sdelle@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall 206
aaltand@ycp.edu