Lock Haven University's B.A. program in Theatre will prepare you for your future, whether you plan on directly entering the profession, continuing on to graduate school, or utilizing your training in other fields such as education, law, communications, or business. Survival and success in the performing arts today requires a multi-faceted individual, capable of wearing the many hats of actor, designer, technician, historian, educator, director, dramaturg, arts administrator, and more. LHU's Theatre Division is focused upon students learning the art and craft of theatre from a variety of different vantage points in a directly hands on/experiential production environment that is a reflection of the profession. Students will study both the theoretical and historical foundations of their discipline in classroom, rehearsal and shop environments led by experienced, collegial, and positive faculty who pride themselves on being student centered.
Most Theatre students join the University Players, the student theatre organization that serves as producer for all productions and offers students significant opportunities for student leadership and management. In addition to classroom experience and a full production season, Division activities include guest speakers, a student improvisational group, Alpha Psi Omega, and many social events to add further dimension to your LHU Theatre education.
With the guidance of the theatre faculty,
theatre majors are encouraged to pursue
summer internships to gain even more hands-on experience. Recent internships have included the West Virginia Public Theatre, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Millbrook Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, and Cortland Repertory Theatre.
“The greatest aspect of the theatre program at Lock Haven University is the amount of power that the students hold in the division.
The Sloan Theatre is a 300-seat proscenium theatre equipped with a complete fly system, make-up/dressing rooms, digital sound system, new state-of-the-art lighting system, and scenic and costume shops. The Countdown Theatre, the venue for many student-directed productions and improvisational performances, is a black box theatre that seats about 65 and is also equipped with lighting and sound systems.
Careers, Graduate Schools
With your Theatre degree from LHU, you will be prepared to start work in a variety of jobs within the professional theatre and have the student resume to prove it! Recent graduates have moved on to perform and work in production with theatres around the country including those in Washington, D.C. Florida, and Chicago. Others continued study for graduate degrees or professional conservatory programs in New York State, Boston, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and many other locations.
Faculty - Theatre
M.S. Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University
M.F.A. Costume Design, Temple University
B.S. Fashion Design, Drexel University
Sally Story (Acting/Directing)
Michael Slane (Scene Design/Tech)