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Perform, direct, design and more in a blended theatre program.

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
Directors' Fest
Directors' Fest
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2018,
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. James Franco and Me: an Unauthorized Satire by Kevin Broccoli. Student directed by Lyle Sweppenheiser '19 and Nat Turner in Jerusalem by Nathan Alan Davis, professionally directed by Paul Hood.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland adapted by Suzanne Delle, MFA
Dec. 8, 2018, 10 a.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Don’t be late for this very important date! Fall down the rabbit hole and join us on an incredible journey in this 45-minute family friendly version of Lewis Carroll’s famous story. Faculty directed by Seth Werner.
Shakespeare in Hollywood
Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig
Feb. 14-16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
It’s 1934 and the biggest names in Hollywood are all working on the movie version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. However, when the ‘real’ Oberon and Puck show up on set, everyone finds out what dreams are made of. Faculty directed by Suzanne Delle, MFA
The Revolutionists
The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 16, 23, 2019, 3 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
What does it mean to be a woman and an artist during times of revolution? Try not to lose your head as America’s most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson, brings four real women to life during the Reign of Terror. Professionally directed by Laurie Riffe, MFA
Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
Apr. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 6, 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
Directed By James Philips, MFA Perko Black Box Theatre
Taking place during a single night of Aphra Behn’s life, the current spy and future (first) female professional playwright, is trying to foil a plot to murder the king all the while writing a new play for great American actress Nell Gwynne. One critic wrote that this show is “a bawdy, hilarious and whip-smart literary sex comedy that turns into a door-slamming quick-change farce.” Professionally Directed.
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

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall, Room 206

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