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Cornish Programs

Theater

The creative opportunities open to theater graduates are greater today than at any time in history. Stage, film, and television are joined by web-based, immersive, and site-specific performance. You can reinvent the classics, tap dance in a musical, and take your solo show to Australia or China. Find these opportunities as a Cornish Theater student.

Theater Performance

What To Expect

BFA
in Theater

Perform stirring contemporary plays or vibrant musicals in the historic Raisbeck Hall or the Cornish Playhouse, join the first cast for a classmate’s new one-act on an intimate black box stage. Record an animation voiceover for a Design student or collaborate with Film colleagues on a web series for mobile. Explore improvisation, classical drama, neo-burlesque, solo performance, clowning, and anything else we can dream up.

Learn more about our BFA degree requirements and review our model programs/advising worksheets below in Explore Your Major.

Explore Your Major

 


Program Faculty + Administration

Theater

Richard E.T. White

Department Chair
Theater

Samantha Vale

Department Coordinator
Theater

Sheila Daniels

Professor
Acting | Directing | Devising
Theater

Timothy McCuen Piggee

Professor
Acting | Musical Theater
Theater

Kate Myre

Professor
Voice | Voiceover
Theater

Robin Lynn Smith

Professor
Acting
Theater

Ellie Rose

Professor
Voice | Yoga | Physical Technique
Theater
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Geoffrey Alm

Instructor, Stage Combat
Theater
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Amelia Bolyard

Instructor, Dance
Theater
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Desdemona Chiang

Instructor, Acting
Dance
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Jeannette d'Armand

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater
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Liz McCarthy French

Instructor, Musical Theater
Theater
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Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Instructor, Playwriting
Theater | Performance Production
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Christopher Goodson

Instructor, Theater History
Theater
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Sarah Harlett

Instructor, Acting
Theater
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Jacob Alfredo Hutchison

Instructor, Theater History
Theater
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Amy LaZerte

Instructor, Production Lab
Theater
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Claire Marx

Instructor, Musical Theater Voice
Theater

Meg McLynn

Instructor, Voice + Speech
Theater
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Trina Mills

Instructor
Theater
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Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako

Instructor
Theater
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Aaron Norman

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater

Michael Place

Instructor, Mask + Clown
Theater
Cornish Staff or Faculty member

Candice Pullom

Instructor, Voice
Theater
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Jaclyn Stapp

Instructor, Private Voice
Theater

Guillaume Tourniaire

Instructor, Theater History
Theater

Katjana Vadeboncoeur

Instructor, Neo-Burlesque | Senior Seminar
Core staff | Theater

Shawn Belyea

Producer, Production Lab
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Richard Gray

Assistant Professor
Singing | Musical Theater Acting | Audition Technique

Faculty Emeriti | Theater

John Kendall Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Theater | 1989 – 2019
Hal Ryder, Professor Emeritus | 1982 – 2017

 


Program Information

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
admission@cornish.edu
(800) 726-ARTS