Theatre production photo from She Loves Me

Theatre Major

Foster your intellectual curiosity in the classroom and express and challenge yourself creatively on the stage.

Discover your vocation within theatre production. Our students have opportunity to be involved in all aspects of theatre, including: 

  • Acting
  • Costuming
  • Directing
  • Painting
  • Lighting
  • Stage Managing
  • Promoting
  • Building
  • Designing
  • Researching
  • Teaching

Throughout the year, you'll participate in fully-produced “mainstage” shows, student-initiated performances, class and senior showcase performances, and video/film productions. In addition to classes and productions, there are educational opportunities sponsored by the department. These have included guest speakers and guest artists, professional theatre artists holding master classes, lectures and demonstrations, and alumni who are working professionally and return to share their experiences.

Hone your craft in intimate production venues

Our Center for Arts and Performance features the Raabe Theatre, which serves as the “mainstage” of our production programs and the Blackbox Studio Theatre, which is the principal location for performance classes, while also serving as an alternative production venue.

Support areas include our scene shop, costume shop, prop and costume storage, and furniture storage. The mezzanine level is home to the Raabe and Blackbox studio control booths, theatre design lab, faculty offices, and the theatre resource room, which contains our script and periodical library.

Schedule your personal visit experience and request a tour of the Raabe Theatre, or explore our Center for Arts and Performance via our panoramic 360° immersive virtual tour.

Two theatre students during production
Showcase your talents in a theatre production

Bring stories to life on stage and experience the unforgettable exhilaration that comes with being part of a theatre production. Work with a creative team of storytellers to build a production from text to live performance. Immerse yourself in a collaboratively artistic community where you can explore and develop your theatrical skills alongside knowledgeable and experience faculty, staff, and alumni.


Apply for a Theatre Scholarship

Incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional dramatic ability are encouraged to apply and audition for Theatre Scholarship, with an annual value of up to $2,000, renewable each year for a lifetime value of up to $8,000.


Attend a student performance for FREE!

Our Center for Arts and Performance is bustling with activity, and you may have an opportunity to attend any of our student performances for free. Tickets subject to availability.

High School Students

High school students who have submitted an application to WLC can contact their admissions counselor for free tickets to our student musical performances and theatre productions. Students may also request a ticket to attend a performance by the Philomusica String Quartet, our resident string quartet.

Current WLC Students

Current students can request free tickets to our student musical performances and theatre productions through the Box Office. Limit one ticket per student, two tickets if the student is performing. Students may also request a ticket to attend a performance by the Philomusica String Quartet, our resident string quartet.


Theatre Advising Resources

Connect with Theatre Faculty

Simon Provan
Simon Provan Theatre Associate Professor and Director of Theatre 414.443.8895