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Training Theatre Artists to Make a Difference

The Department of Drama, one of the oldest theatre programs in the country, enjoys a national reputation for the artistic and intellectual quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs. Our programs are designed on the premise that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that enriches and is enriched by its community. The department provides prospective teachers, actors, directors, designers, playwrights and scholars with practical skills and a comprehensive understanding of theatre.

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Department News

  • Drama Alumni in the News

    American Theatre Magazine highlighted "6 Theatre Workers You Should Know" and 2 are CUAdrama alumni. Congratulations to Martine Kei Rogers-Green (MA '04) and Tearrance Chisholm (MFA '16).

  • Chair Honored for Teaching Excellence

    Patrick Tuite, chair and associate professor of drama, and Jennifer O’Riordan, lecturer of Irish language and culture, were jointly presented with the Advancement in Teaching Award for their creation of the Irish Summer Institute.

  • World Premiere for MFA Playwright

    HOODED (BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES), by Tearrance Chisholm (MFA '16), is part of Mosaic Theater's 2016-17 season. This play was fully developed at CUA.

  • Alumna Receives Fellowship

    Congratulations LALEY LIPPARD (BA 2002) who is a 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Directors Fellow!

  • Prof. Honored for Accomplishments

    Prof. Holdridge received the University's Outstanding Achievement in the Performing and Expressive Arts Award.

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