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Theatre Program

Students in the Armstrong Theatre program enjoy the unrivaled privilege of studying and performing live theatre in a performance-driven undergraduate department that produces more than one dozen fully staged theatre plays and musicals each year. Motivated Armstrong Theatre students build resumes and portfolios at lightning quick pace, placing themselves amongst many older graduate students in terms of professional readiness upon graduation.

With comedies and dramas, musicals and straight plays, time-loved classics and fresh-from-the-printer original play scripts, Armstrong students develop a thorough understanding of theatre from every vantage: actor, director, designer, manager, stage technician, volunteer, etc... Supported by curriculum studies exploring various aspects of the business and entertainment of theatre, Armstrong student thespians move naturally from script to stage. Our students also build audition confidence and skills through the practice of taking auditions: Georgia Thespian Conference, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF), Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Outdoor Drama Auditions, University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA), and Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC).


College-level study of theatre requires considerable background. Students wishing to study theatre should have some high school background in communication, theatre or drama. Please contact Dr. Peter Mellen or Ms. Pamela Sears for more information.


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