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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Leslie M. Sabina
Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts
lsabina@sbu.edu
(716) 375-2320
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Room 205

THEATER DIRECTORS

Dr. Ed. Simone
Director of the Theater Program
esimone@sbu.edu 
(716) 375-2361
206 Quick Center for the Arts

Prof. Rebecca R. Misenheimer
Theater Designer/Technical Director
rmisenhe@sbu.edu
(716) 375-7685
209B Quick Center for the Arts

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SBU students rehearse a fight scene from "Hamlet."

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Acclaimed stage fight director choreographs fight scenes for production of "Hamlet." 

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B.A. Program in Theater

St. Bonaventure University’s B.A. program in Theater offers small classes — the kind of classes you always hoped you’d find — with plenty of individual attention and mentoring.

Whether it’s "Acting for the Camera,"  "Theatrical Design," "Shakespeare in Performance," or the "History of Musical Theater," you’ll be able to express yourself and grow your skills and knowledge in our theater labs and classes. 

And you’ll be taught by working theater professionals with decades of experience in theater and related media.

SBU’s Theater program offers a diverse production season of classic and contemporary plays as well as premieres. From "The Burial at Thebes" to the full-production premiere of "More Than Before," to a Mardi Gras Twelfth Night" and Lisa Dillman’s "The Walls," SBU Theater offers the opportunity to get on-stage and technical production experience from your first semester in two performance spaces.

 

Award-winning productions

Our award-winning devised theater productions have allowed students to develop new stage works based on current social and political themes, and that resonate with the community.

Recent on-campus workshops have included a three-day acting intensive from master-teacher and author Jane Brody. And our students regularly participate in the regional conferences and festivals of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). 

SBU Theater is a welcoming, nurturing program based in ensemble. Every major or minor contributes to the success of every class, and on or off stage in every production.

Our theater graduates have gone on to receive internships at the Alley Theater and ACT; attend graduate and conservatory programs in acting, creative writing, stage management and theater education; write for theater and media blogs; and are making their marks in theater and all sorts of production and performance media.

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