The Theater Program at St. Bonaventure University, part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, offers a major and a minor in Theater with courses in acting for stage and camera, directing, stagecraft and theater technology, voice and diction, styles and theater history, and more.
SBU Theater, our faculty-directed production season, presents contemporary and classical plays (and the occasional musical) in two theaters.
Recent productions include “The Walls,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” “More Than Before,” and six Festivals of One Act Plays. Plays include works by Lisa Dillman, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Shakespeare, Shaw, Chekhov, David Ives, Keith Huff, and many others, as well as award-winning devised theater pieces.
Any student may take theater courses, regardless of major or minor. SBU Theater productions are open to all members of the SBU community and auditions are the first Wednesday and Thursday of every semester.
The 2014-15 SBU Theater Season
Fall Semester: "Dancing at Lughansa" by Brian Friel
Performances: October 22-25, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Garret Theater on campus
"Dancing at Lughansa," by Irish dramatist Brian Friel, is the story of five sisters and their men in a remote village in Ireland in 1936. Funny, tragic, romantic, full of the romantic dreams and harsh realities of the Irish countryside.
Spring Semester: To Be Announced