Artists are builders — creators of something from nothing. Come together to make something new every time the curtain rises.

Act, direct, design, write, study—you can do it all

Students graduate from our program able to produce excellent work in all areas of theatre: acting, directing, design, management and dramaturgy. Our curriculum trains students as theatre generalists who possess the full range of skills for a career in theatre. Broad training is supplemented by concentrated study in one of the following areas: acting, design and technology, or dramaturgy. 

Want to teach theatre? We do that, too.

In addition to a theatre major, we offer a theatre education major for students interested in becoming theatre teachers. Broad training in theatre is supplemented by coursework in education.

  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “Because it is such a small department, each professor takes the time to really help and get to know you as a person, actor and student.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Emma Wohlstadter ’23</footer></blockquote>

For majors and non-majors alike

While many students choose theatre, our program also offers opportunities for students in other majors who want to continue to perform, direct, design or crew. Many of our theatre students also take advantage of opportunities at Monmouth in music and art

As a special benefit of our program, all theatre majors receive a free professional headshot. See samples and meet our current majors below.


Theatre News

  • ‘An Enemy of the People’

    College to stage Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play in person and online Oct. 23-31.
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  • Episode 7: Oct. 9, 2020

    Theater professor Doug Rankin previews An Enemy of the People, which opens Oct. 23 at the Fusion Theatre and online. Director of Multicultural Student Services Regina Johnson discusses goals of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group Working Group.
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  • FusionFest VII poster.

    Episode 3: Sept. 11, 2020

    Theatre professor Vanessa Campagna previews FusionFest VII, and Spanish professor Jennifer Thorndike discusses the second Latin American & Spanish Film Series.
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