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

Upcoming Events

  • Devised Theatre Class Presentation

    DEVISED THEATRE CLASS PRESENTATION
    December 1-3, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Perko Theatre

    Theatre students will collaborate to create a unique theatrical experience based on improv, Viewpoints and Moment Work technique. Together they will act, direct, and design a show that explores the nature of art and childhood based on this season's theme. Join them as they piece together ideas, scripts, and theatrical elements to premiere a one-of-a-kind production. 

  • A Christmas Carol

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Adapted by Suzanne Delle, MFA, from the story by Charles Dickens
    December 8-10, 2016, 10 a.m., Waldner Performing Arts Center

    It's time to get in the holiday spirit with York College’s annual student matinee production of the classic story, A Christmas Carol. Join the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future as they transform Ebenezer Scrooge from a lonely miser into someone who truly understands the joy of the season. This 45-minute version is perfect for families of all ages.  

Student Opportunities and Experiences

Students from the student one acts after their performance.
Cultural Series
The Theatre Division explores the theme of childhood and the stories we tell in our public Cultural Series events. We are offering professionally directed shows this year alongside our student directed productions as we continue our educational mission of teaching the next generation of actors, directors and technicians.
York College Improv student organization brings together students interested in learning the art of performing in the moment.
York College Improv Group
YCP Improv is a student group organization that brings together students interested in improv to practice and learn to perform in the moment.
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: 717.815.6451
sdelle@ycp.edu

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