CORNISH_Logo_TypeOnly

Theater

Take advantage of an expanding universe of opportunity in theater. Build your skills for stage, film, and television. Experiment with web-based, immersive, and site-specific performance. Specialize in Musical Theater or Acting & Original Works. As a theater student at Cornish, you’ll perfect your technical skills while letting your imagination run wild.

Loading...

BFA in Theater

What Will You Learn
as A Theater Major at Cornish?

Hone your skills as a performer, through acting, movement, and vocal technique work.

Become an excellent collaborator and communicator. Work with your fellow theater students and collaborate across disciplines at Cornish. Learn to think critically, apply context, and analyze theatrical texts.

Develop yourself as a creator, through writing, directing, devising, producing, improvisation, and more.

Cornish is a great incubator for art and artists. If you are ready and eager to be hatched, it is a wonderful place to explore, grow, and be exposed to other artists and new ideas.Colin Byrne (TH ’03) Original Works

Explore Your Major

 

The more I learned about Cornish, the more the college felt like a collision of my passions. Cornish provided a platform to explore directing, writing, leadership, and acting with equal engagement.Courtney Sale (TH ‘01) Original Works


Student Work

Theater Department


One of the great things about Cornish is that everyone teaching there is a working professional.Diana Huey (TH ‘08) Musical Theater

Theater Faculty + Staff

Theater

Richard E.T. White

Department Chair
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
Headshot

Geoffrey Alm

Instructor, Stage Combat
Theater
Amelia Bolyard Headshot

Amelia Bolyard

Instructor, Dance
Theater
Desdemona Chiang Headshot

Desdemona Chiang

Instructor, Acting
Theater
Jeannette dArmand Headshot

Jeannette d'Armand

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater
Liz McCarthy French headshot

Liz McCarthy French

Instructor, Musical Theater
Theater
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin Headshot

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Instructor, Playwriting
Theater | Performance Production
Headshot

Christopher Goodson

Instructor, Theater History
Theater
Sarah Harlett Headshot

Sarah Harlett

Instructor, Acting
Theater
Jacob Hutchinson selfie headshot

Jacob Alfredo Hutchison

Instructor, Theater History
Theater
headshot

Marc Kenison

Instructor, Neo Burlesque
Theater
Amy LaZerte Headshot

Amy LaZerte

Instructor, Production Lab
Theater
Claire Marx Headshot

Claire Marx

Instructor, Musical Theater Voice
Theater

Meg McLynn

Instructor, Voice + Speech
Theater
Headshot

Trina Mills

Instructor
Theater
headshot

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako

Instructor
Theater
Aaron Coleman Headshot

Aaron Norman

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater

Michael Place

Instructor, Mask + Clown
Theater
Headshot

Candice Pullom

Instructor, Voice
Theater
Jaclyn-Stapp-Headshot

Jaclyn Stapp

Instructor, Private Voice
Theater

Guillaume Tourniaire

Instructor, Theater History
Theater

Katjana Vadeboncoeur

Instructor, Neo-Burlesque | Senior Seminar
Theater
headshot

Kathryn Van Meter

Instructor, Dance
Core staff | Theater

Shawn Belyea

Producer, Production Lab
Theater
Headshot

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


Recent Cornish News & Blog Posts

A profile photo of a man.

Front Page

A Look Back at ‘Living in the Hyphen:’ Cornish Theater Department Chair Richard E.T. White Retires

Read more

Front Page

Original Works Alum Andrew Lee Creech's Play 'Last Drive to Dodge' Featured in Upcoming Festival

Read more

Front Page

Michigan Opera Theatre Spotlights Cornish Dance Instructor Tinka Gutrick Dailey

Read more

 

Turn Raw Creativity Into Real Power
Visit Cornish's 2021 Fall reopening page to stay up to date on health and safety requirements, and campus updates.