Theatre Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

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A Program for All Students

When you join our department as a theater major, you partner with a rich tradition of theatre students and professors who have been working as artist/scholars in the field of theatre.

Working within the framework of theatre as a liberal art, our students focus on performance, theatrical design/technology, theatre history, dramatic literature and theory — and combine these skills within our generalist B.A. major. Working with faculty who are both scholars and professional directors and designers, our students have gone onto work in the professional theatre, professional graduate training programs in theatre, teaching, and into many different communications-related fields.

 

Theatre majors have an opportunity to enter their work and attend the Region 1 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, in areas from acting, playwriting, design, stage management, and dramaturgy, just to name a few.

Our department also provides many opportunities for all students to perform, design, and write about theatre in addition to working on the full theatrical productions in our academic season and to participate in student organization projects. So come join us as a theatre major or minor, or come work on one of our productions, and be a part of the SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre tradition!

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Upcoming Main Stage Productions

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

“Oklahoma!”

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Stage Direction by Kim Hartshorn
Music Direction by Timothy Morningstar

Nov. 5–8, 2015
Thu.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m.

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
$6 Children under 12
$6 SUNY Plattsburgh Students
$12 Faculty/Staff
$12 Seniors and other students
$15 General

Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

“First Born”

A play by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest
Directed by SUNY Plattsburgh Alumnus Tim Wagoner
March 3–6, 2016
Thu.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
General $11
Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Non-SUNY Plattsburgh Students $9
SUNY Plattsburgh Students $3

“Fashion”

By Anna Cora Mowatt
Directed by Shawna Mefferd Kelty
April 21–24, 2016
Thu.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m.

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
Thursday: Buy 1 get 1 free (at the door only)
General $11
Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Non-SUNY Plattsburgh Students $9
SUNY Plattsburgh Students $3

“Ringing Down the Curtain — Performance in Progress”

Student performances from Introduction to Acting, Movement, and other classes.
Selections vary each night!

December 2–3, 2015
May 4–5, 2016
Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
FREE

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the theatre program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

W. Kim Hartshorn, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124B
Phone: (518) 564-2478
Email: hartshwk@plattsburgh.edu