Division of Theatre at York College presents The Homecoming

Division of 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.

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.

Get to know the Theatre program at York College, where students can get experience in all aspects of putting on a stage production. Download a transcript of this video.
York College's production of The Hound
B.A., Minor
York College's production of The Hound
B.A., Minor

Upcoming Events

  • Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn

    Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn
    With a score by Michael Friedman
    Directed by Suzanne Delle, M.F.A.

    March 22-25, 2017, 7:30 PM, Waldner Performing Arts Center


    Written for anyone who has ever had a favorite story and tried to share it, this play explores a post-apocalyptic world that finds comfort in an episode of "The Simpsons."  When the unthinkable happens, a group of strangers bonds over pop culture references and begins to shape a new society using our love of TV, song, and theatre to create a new mythology and rebuild society.  Join us for the area premiere of this new play.  

     

  • Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

    Dog Sees God:  Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
    by Bert V. Royal
    Directed by Josh Schoff '17 

    April 5-8, 2017, 7:30 PM, Perko Theatre

    This off-Broadway parody imagines what would happen to the beloved Peanuts gang if they hit adolescence as Millennials.  When Snoopy has to be put down, CB looks to his friends to answer questions about the after-life, but they are too busy partying, bullying and trying to play it cool to worry much about the future.  Find out if Charlie Brown is still a good man in this provocative look at what it's like to be a teenage in today's world.  This show has adult language and themes.  

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.
New Arts Administration Minor
YCP now offers a 21-credit minor that prepares students for careers in all aspects of arts management. Students take course work across disciplines and focus on the area that interests them capping their experience with an internship or independent study in a real-world arts setting.
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.

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. Download a transcript of this video.
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
aaltland@ycp.edu