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Theatre

From your first year the opportunities are endless to perform, direct, design and more in the York College theatre program. Join a program with an individualized blend of academic and practical theatre courses.

It starts with an integrated approach to practice and research including stagecraft, performance, design, dramatic literature and theatre management. Small class sizes and individualized attention allow each student to establish a close relationship with faculty and mentors. Classwork is immediately integrated into our eight main stage productions each year.  From costume and prop design to stage combat and dance to devising and performance to scenic painting and welding set pieces, hands-on learning starts from day one.

Additional opportunities include studying abroad, internships and working with guest artists. Students and recent graduates are interning and working at the Eugene O’Neill Center, Walnut Street Playhouse, CenterStage, Serino Coyne and Colorado Shakespeare Company.

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.
Mr. Burns

Student Opportunities

Theatre students can expand their theatre knowledge and contacts through the following opportunities:
  • Participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society membership
  • Short-term study in London (Spring 2019)
  • Travel to New York City to perform in a showcase for agents and managers
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi
Oct. 25-27, 2018
Waldner Performing Arts Center
How does a queen keep her head in the middle of a revolution? This sobering look at how our leaders fail us takes on the famous, frivolous and doomed Marie Antoinette as it holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death. Let’s eat cake!
Tick, Tick, Boom
Tick, Tick... BOOM! by Jonathan Larson
Nov. 8-10, 2018
Perko Black Box Theatre
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick … BOOM! This intimate, pop/rock autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon just wants to write one great song.
Directors' Fest
Directors' Fest
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
Join us for an evening of short and new work as senior theatre majors present their capstone projects.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland adapted by Suzanne Delle
Dec. 6 - 8, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Don’t be late for this very important date with us for this year’s holiday matinee offering. Fall down the rabbit hole and join the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen as they lead Alice on an incredible journey in this 45-minute family-friendly version of Lewis Carroll’s famous story that questions what reality is and what path we should take on our way to adulthood.

Past Productions

Mr. Burns
Mr. Burns
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 The Simpsons
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Fall down the rabbit hole and join the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Red Queen as they lead Alice on an incredible journey.
Red Velvet
Red Velvet
In 1833, the first African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, is given the opportunity to tackle the title role in Othello. Lolita Chakrabarti’s play examines what happens next.
Speech and Debate
Speech and Debate
When a scandal threatens to erupt in a small Oregon town, three misfit teens band together to investigate the allegations and, in the process, form a speech and debate club in their high school.
Baron Pugh
Baron Pugh
Scenic Designer for Marie Antionette
Ben Emerson
Ben Emerson
Sound Designer for The Woman in Black
Stefanie Hansen
Stefanie Hansen
Scenic Designer for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Danielle Drakes
Danielle Drakes
Director, Red Velvet

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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, Room 206
aaltland@ycp.edu

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