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Theater Concentration

The theater concentration provides students the opportunity each semester to perform full-scale theatrical productions that are produced and directed by our theater faculty and students. Our theater professors are members of professional unions and they act and direct in Boston and New York City. Productions range from the Greeks to the contemporary repertoire. By the time our students graduate, after completing a required 12-credit professional internship, they will have acquired a wide range of skills and a repertoire of material that will support their goals of either pursuing further studies at the graduate level or directly entering the profession.

Theater Professor Kelly Morgan talks about the program at Fitchburg State.
He was the 2017 recipient of the Vincent J. Mara Excellence in Teaching Award

Upcoming Productions

Ugly Lies the Bone (performances postponed, new dates TBD)

by Lindsey Ferrentino

Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. Directed by Mary Vreeland. 

Performance Dates


FREE Admission
Wallace Theater for Performing Arts (McKay, Entrance B)
67 Rindge Rd, Fitchburg MA 01420

Past Productions

Students performing in "Dead Mad"
Dead Mad by Peter Anderegg, Photo by Andrew Allen

Students acting in "The Diviners"
The Diviners

Students acting in "The Women of Lockerbie"
The Women of Lockerbie

An actor on the set of "Much Ado About Nothing"
Much Ado About Nothing

Students performing in "Noises Off!"
Noises Off! 
Photo by Steve Renzi

Students huddled on the ground, performing in "Fausted"

Two actors at a chess table in "(Sacco-Vanzetti): Vince, Al, & Teddy"
(Sacco-Vanzetti): Vince, Al, & Teddy

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Every three years Fitchburg State’s theater students perform at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. This annual festival is the largest arts festival in the world. Performers travel from all over the globe to perform here. Fitchburg State has performed seven shows in the festival between 2000 and 2018.

The Women of Lockerbie was presented by Fitchburg State at the 2018 festival. It was written by Deborah Brevoot and directed by Kelly Morgan. 

Faculty and students posing outside at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Faculty and students at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The "Women of Lockerbie" cast posing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Women of Lockerbie cast at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Every year during the last week of January, Fitchburg State's theater students travel to the regional KCACTF Festival and compete in a variety of acting, directing, stage management, design/technical and theater criticism events and attend a variety of professional workshops that support their professional development. Fitchburg State has had full productions invited to the festival. The most recently featured Fitchburg State production was LYLH. This play was written, produced, and directed by students in 2013.

Requirements and Curriculum

Theater Concentration

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