At Trinity, students engage in the tradition of theatre as a communal event—a creative laboratory, an expression of culture, and a forum to examine the issues of our day. The major hones artistic discipline in acting, directing, and design for theatre while enhancing students' historical and analytical skills through theatre history, performance theory, and dramatic literature.
- Main stage productions open to students of all majors and years
- Majors can receive departmental support for self-initiated productions, travel for auditions, and conventions.
- Prominent guest artists create work for the main stage season and interact closely with students.
- Students collaborate with Department of Music for musical theatre productions.
What You'll Study
Go behind the scenes
You’re in good company
Trinity’s theatre faculty help students unlock their creative abilities in the performing arts by cultivating a shared experience of theatre that fosters understanding, inspires action, and changes lives.
Step into the spotlight
Join main stage productions beginning your first year, or become a major and take advantage of department funding for undergraduate research and student-run productions. Whatever you do, you’ll be surrounded by world-class facilities, from gorgeous theaters to well-stocked prop, set design, and costume studios.
When You Graduate
Preparation for any role
Blending theory and practice, theater at Trinity enhances creative faculties through critical inquiry and analytical intelligence through practical engagement. Graduates leave Trinity armed with the analytical thinking skills necessary to succeed in any career, from production management to public speaking and many things in between.
“Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.” These are words of wisdom from Nico Champion’s grandmother and an admonition the ebullient alumnus certainly took to heart at Trinity, where phenomenal opportunities did come his way.
Tim was home in Los Angeles when his manager called, saying, “This Is Us is asking about your availability.” For actor Jo, working on NBC’s hit television show was a dream.
For the past several months, Studio 54 has been Heather Gilbert’s office. The famous nightclub-turned-theater recently opened its doors for The Sound Inside, one of Broadway’s newest plays, with Gilbert ’92 serving as the production’s lighting designer.
Alumni are cast in many roles, from companies—in both the theatrical and business sense—to graduate study. Many graduates have successful careers in professional theatre; some pursue graduate study, and others use the broad background of their degree to pursue careers in business and other professions.
- Architectural lighting
- Arts administration
- Arts fundraising
- Drama therapist
- Fashion design
- Interior design
- Lighting designer
- Nonprofit management
- Performance coaching
- Sales and marketing
- State design
- Theatre, television, and film
- Voice-over artist