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 2015-16 SBU Theater Season
Fall Semester: "Twelth Night," by William Shakespeare
Performances: October 21-24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Garret Theater on campus
In this performance of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, SBU Theater student-performers recreate the popularity of Twelfth Night Revelers in New Orleans. Twelfth Night refers to the Twelfth Day of Christmas, or the Feast of the Epiphany, the day the three wise men visited the Christ child. Celebrated Jan. 6, it marks the end of the holiday season. In New Orleans, it also marks the start of the Carnival season. In this production, actors will be using some Louisiana dialects, masks and music to create a party atmosphere.
Spring Semester: To Be Announced