The lights go down. A crowd falls silent. For a moment, you can hear everyone breathe in. Not just the audience in their seats but the actors backstage waiting to enter stage left; the crew on the catwalks high above the proscenium; and the light and sound techs in the booths at the back of the house. It’s the excitement of a theatre performance about to begin.
You may know this feeling and the hours of preparation that go into putting on a show. As a theatre major, you’ll continue developing your skills in acting, writing, directing, designing, stage managing, and costuming. You’ll learn the history of theatre, how modern theatre productions are staged, how to communicate effectively both onstage and off, and the different roles in which you can work in the professional theatre community.