THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS
The Theatre Arts Department prepares you for a life of service and leadership in theatre settings from the commercial and non-profit to the school, community, and church. The program develops and nurtures a mature, Christian perspective equipped for both analyzing performances and artistic expression, grounded on a foundation of:
The core of the theatre arts program is learning through actual production. The department produces three to four shows annually, in addition to class projects and student-initiated work. During any four year period at Gordon, you can expect the play selection to cover the major genres and theatrical periods of theatre history and also premieres of new works.
Current Productions–Auditions for Gordon productions are open to all students
You will have the opportunity to take part in various related extracurricular activities that offer further experience and expertise in theatre. These opportunities include:
A Gordon-based professional acting company, History Alive! offers paid positions for summer and fall work on their annual productions, including Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop; Goodnight, Captain White; and Inspired: An Evening with Nathaniel Hawthorne. The company provides you with hands-on experience in all aspects of running nationally-acclaimed productions.
With a name taken from the infamous stage direction in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Exit Ariel is a student run theatre group that creates, explores and enjoys the many facets of theatre. They believe that theatre is something that anyone can participate in, despite post college plans. For more information contact:
A student run comic improvisational troupe that meets weekly and performs regularly through the school year. Open auditions take place at the start of each fall semester.
THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Time to pack your bags and books…You can choose among many semester, year, short-term, or summer abroad programs around the globe through the Global Education Office. Tuition for the programs is the same as a regular semester or year on campus. Check out this opportunity especially popular with theatre students:
WHERE GRADS GO
Read more... Theatre Grad Profiles
Department of Theatre Arts
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
Theatre Arts Director and Chair
History Alive! Celebrates America's First Published Poet, Anne Bradstreet, with World Premiere Play
To celebrate Ann Bradstreet’s birth, Gordon College’s History Alive! program has created an original play incorporating Anne’s poetry and life story.
Calling All Jane Austen Fans: Gordon Theatre Presents National Premiere of “Lizzie, Darcy and Jane"
The American premiere of Joanna Norland's play, "Lizzie, Darcy and Jane" opens October 21 in Gordon's Barrington Center for the Arts.
Nigel Goodwin On Art, Faith and Culture
After working in theatre, film, television and radio for over ten years, Nigel Goodwin, Executive Director of Genesis Arts Trust, devotes his time to supporting many Christians in the arts, including celebrities and aspiring artists around the world.