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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 FSU.
He was the 2017 recipient of the Vincent J. Mara Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Upcoming Production: Dead Mad

The Spring 2019 MainStage production will be a new play, Dead Mad, written by Peter Anderegg and directed by Denise Alexander. When Jason Brooks must write an obituary to avoid being haunted by his mother after she escapes Charon the Ferryman, he confronts the fact that he knows almost nothing about her that’s 100% true.

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Wallace Center for the Performing Arts
(McKay Auditorium, Entrance B)
67 Rindge Rd, Fitchburg MA 01420

Week 1
Wed. Apr. 10        6:30 PM
Thu. Apr. 11         6:30 PM
Fri. Apr. 12           7:30 PM
Sat. Apr. 13          2:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 13          7:30 PM
Sun. Apr. 14         2:00 PM

Week 2
Wed. Apr. 17        6:30 PM
Thu. Apr. 18         6:30 PM
Fri. Apr. 19           7:30 PM
Sat. Apr. 20          2:30 PM
Sat. Apr. 20          7:30 PM


Past Productions


The Diviners


The Women of Lockerbie

Muchado
Much Ado About Nothing


Noises Off! 


Fausted


(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 at the 2018 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 FSU production was LYLH. This play was written, produced, and directed by students in 2013.

Theater Concentration

Required Courses:

THEA 1700 Stage Movement 3 cr.
THEA 1720 Voice and Articulation 3 cr.
THEA 2700 Acting I 3 cr.
THEA 3010 Acting for the Camera 3 cr.
THEA 3550 Page to Stage Script Analysis 3 cr.
THEA 2730 OR
THEA 2740
History of Theater I OR
History of Theater II
3 cr.

Electives:

THEA 2100 Children's Theater 3 cr.
THEA 2730 History of Theater I 3 cr.
THEA 2740 History of Theater II 3 cr.
THEA 2800 Acting II 3 cr.
THEA 2850 Applied Acting
(May be taken twice for credit)
3 cr.
THEA 3010 Acting for the Camera 3 cr.
THEA 3002 Artist as Business 3 cr.
THEA 3003 Dramaturgy 3 cr.
THEA 3035 Playwriting 3 cr.
THEA 3400 Advanced Stage Movement 3 cr.
THEA 3500 Voice II 3 cr.
THEA 3600 Auditioning 3 cr.
THEA 3700 Directing the Play 3 cr.

For more information, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Curriculum details
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