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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.

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BFA in Acting + Original Works
BFA in Musical 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.

Students looking for Costume Design, Lighting Design,
Scenic Design, Sound Design, and Stage Management
should visit our Performance Production Department.

 

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

Recent Cornish News & Blog Posts

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Media Coverage

Original Works Alum Ramiz Monsef in 'Letters of Suresh'

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Media Coverage

Theater Alum Sara Porkalob Receives a 2021 Princess Grace Award

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Front Page

Fans Rooting for Theater Alumni Brendan Fraser on Upcoming Martin Scorsese Film

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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

Timothy McCuen Piggee

Professor, Acting | Musical Theater
Faculty Chair
Dance

Victoria Watts

Department Chair
Dance | Theater
Art | Performance Production | Theater

Rachel Brinn

Department Coordinator
Art, Theater, and Performance Production
Dance | Theater
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Michele Ainza

Interim Professor of Dance
Instructor, Theater
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Sheila Daniels

Professor
Acting | Directing | Devising
Theater
Tinka Gutrick Dailey Musical Theater

Tinka Gutrick Dailey

Assistant Professor
Musical Theater
Theater
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Instructor
Playwriting and Theater History
Theater
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Richard Gray

Assistant Professor
Singing | Musical Theater Acting | Audition Technique
Theater

Kate Myre

Professor
Voice | Voiceover
Theater

Robin Lynn Smith

Professor
Acting
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
Theater
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Jeannette d'Armand

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater
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Sarah Harlett

Instructor, Acting
Theater
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Jacob Alfredo Hutchison

Instructor, Theater History
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Marc Kenison

Instructor, Neo Burlesque
Theater
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Amy LaZerte

Instructor, Production Lab
Theater
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Charlie Johnson

Instructor
Theater
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Claire Marx

Instructor, Musical Theater Voice
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Meg McLynn

Instructor, Voice + Speech
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Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako

Instructor
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Aaron Norman

Instructor, Voice | Singing
Theater

Michael Place

Instructor, Mask + Clown
Theater
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Candice Pullom

Instructor, Voice
Theater
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Jaclyn Stapp

Instructor, Private Voice
Theater

Guillaume Tourniaire

Instructor, Theater History

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



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