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Department of Theatre

What do we do?

Marian University Department of Theatre produces two mainstage productions each year. Any Marian University student regardless of major is eligible and encouraged to participate on stage or behind the scenes. Starting in the Fall of 2014, we will produce our first mainstage production in the Marian University Theatre since 2002. This will be an exciting new opportunity for our students to perform in the multi-million dollar, 500 seat performance venue. In the spring of 2015 we will produce our second show in our intimate black-box space, Peine Theatre. In addition to our two mainstage productions, we also produce a children's show that tours to local schools.

Why Minor in Theatre?

Marian University offers a minor in theatre that emphasizes production experiences and courses in performance, technical theatre, and dramatic literature. The minor is ideal for students interested in complementing their major field of study with a program that boosts their confidence and enhances many skills that will benefit them for any career. Our students gain experience in leadership, communication, organization, teamwork, creativity, and problem solving through hands on experience in a variety of tasks, responsibilities, and job positions. Students are involved in almost every aspect of launching every theatrical production from early concept and designs to the finished product on opening night by participating as actors, technicians, run crew, and even as designers and directors.

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How to Minor in Theatre?

Theatre minors take core courses in acting, tech production, and design with the Department of Theatre. Additional courses, dramatic literature and theatre electives, can be chosen from a variety of courses offered by the art, English, communications, music, and modern languages departments. Students are encouraged to enhance their education and gain professional experience by auditioning or working with theatre companies off campus. Practicums and internships are available with numerous professional and community theatres in Indianapolis.

The Department of Theatre espouses a theatre rooted in the Franciscan tradition that exemplifies the universities core values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

For More Information, Contact:

Kristopher D. Steege
Assistant Professor of Theatre
kdsteege@marian.edu
317.955.6389

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