Theater Arts

The Theater Arts Department at Castleton encourages its tightly knit group of students to explore all of the possibilities for personal expression in theater. A balance of theory and practice in coursework and production contributes to their exploration.

Highlights of the Theater Arts Program

  • You will have the opportunity to work onstage, backstage, in shops, in the booth, and on the dance floor. Students build, write, perform, design, and produce performances
  • You will learn to collaboratively create creative works in your area of concentration that you will present for review
  • Specialize your studies by selecting a concentration in either Acting and Directing or Technical Theater and Design. These concentrations prepare you for a professional career as well as continued study

Theater Art Productions in Casella Theater and the Black Box Theater allow you to hone your craft in a public forum. You will acquire the knowledge to discuss and analyze productions, demonstrate a high degree of competency in one or more areas of theatrical production, and appropriately utilize materials to achieve the desired effects.

Theater Arts Beyond the Classroom

You will have many opportunities to be active outside of the classroom. Each semester you can participate in mainstage productions. Recent productions include "Guys and Dolls," "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," "Rhinoceros," “Catch Me if You Can,” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

Castleton theater students participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in competitions for acting, stage management, and designs in lighting, sound, set, and make-up.

Successful Outcomes In Theater Arts

Theater is a challenging and competitive field. We provide training and experience to show your talent in its most exceptional light. 

Castleton graduates have been successful on and off stage in summer theater, Off-Broadway, television, film, and educational theater, as well as in graduate school.