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Past Productions

A sample of past productions in the Department of Theater.
actors on stage bathed in red lightStudents in the Department of Theater learn by doing in the intellectually and physically rigorous environment of studio courses, rehearsals, and public performances. The University Theater produces 3 to 4 Theater & Dance main stage productions a year. Productions take place in Brehmer Theater, Little Brehmer or other locations, as needed, and are directed by faculty or guest artists.

All are welcomed to audition, regardless of concentration or experience. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and participation in a university main stage production carries 1/2 a credit. The Department of Theater ventures to serve Colgate and the surrounding community by creating theater and dance performances that awaken feeling, interrogate assumptions, and sharpen our perception of a complex world.

Visiting Artists Residencies and Productions

performers in tracksuits lying down on stageThe Department of Theater strives to provide our students and community the opportunity to engage and work with renowned national and international performing artists. The experiences range from one week to the full semester residencies that may include performances, artist talks, master classes, and direct development of student work for production.




Workshop in Children's Theater (THEA 257)

Student performers dressed in white look at a book together on stage. Workshop in Children’s Theater is an opportunity for students to be introduced to performance-making for young audiences. Students explore all aspects of collaborative theater and the works are often devised or adapted for the stage. The course emphasizes service-learning, which includes community-based projects and touring throughout Upstate New York.