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About the Theatre Program

The department offers a B.A. and provides a variety of courses for all students at SUNY Plattsburgh. The B.A.allows specialization in theatre arts within the liberal arts tradition. Course work emphasizes creative expression, critical analysis, historical perspective, and technical training. A minor program is available to complement other majors or to provide self-enrichment.

The 400-seat Hartman Theatre and black box studio theatre are supported by a scene studio and a costume studio. The department produces two to three mainstage productions each academic year and engages audiences with entertaining, inspiring and challenging productions that exemplify high standards of creative excellence and performance. Our production work supports the mission of student success and cultural enrichment.

Mission Statement

The theatre department at SUNY Plattsburgh endeavors to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed academically, professionally, and personally. Through our commitment to a strong liberal arts curriculum and production work, our program fosters critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving, collaboration, and creative process. Our productions afford vibrant artistic and cultural enrichment to our campus and regional communities by facilitating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the arts. Our curriculum helps students develop a broad understanding of human knowledge and focus on the disciplined training, history, literature, production, and professionalism of the theatre. This approach allows the theatre department to foster well-rounded, prepared, responsible, and enthusiastic artist-scholars and global citizens.

Get Involved in Theatre at SUNY Plattsburgh

Our auditions and crew positions are open to all students at SUNY Plattsburgh. We post information about every audition and opportunity around campus and on our facebook page.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

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

Kim Hartshorn, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124
Phone: (518) 564-2478
E-mail: [email protected]