At Tabor, academic study intertwines with hands-on experience. Every theater production broadens skill sets by applying what’s learned in the classroom. Courses include acting, stagecraft, design, theater history, playwriting, and directing, all with opportunities for application on our stages. With faculty who continue to work as professional artists, students receive relevant, in-depth instruction.
Our auditions are open to the entire student body. Our casts and crews include students from every corner of campus. But the spine of the program is what we call The Company—our majors, minors and scholarship recipients. We offer opportunities for students to create the experience they want to have, while providing close mentorship to help bring their vision into focus.
Events include mainstage musicals and dramas, student-directed and student-created shows, new play readings, the 24-Hour New Works Festival, Improv Comedy, and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Programs of study
- Directing and Dramaturgy
- Design and Technical Theater
Scholarships are available for students interested in performance, technical theater, or other aspects of production. These activity scholarships are awarded based on previous experience, potential to contribute, and commitment to ongoing involvement. The application process includes an audition (for performers) or interview (for designers/technicians/managers). Application guidelines and online form can be found here:
Complete the online Theater Scholarship Application Form
Download the Theater Scholarship Application Form
What can I do with a degree in theater?
Our student-to-faculty ratio allows flexibility and a tailored experience. For some students, a profession on stage or behind the scenes is the goal. Others see theater study as an enhancement to their education in other fields, helping them grow skills like confidence, public speaking, leadership, interpersonal relationships, and creative problem-solving. Some are interested in graduate study. Our productions operate with professional standards to offer a top-notch college theater experience and prepare students for the demands of a career.
- Actor (stage/screen)
- Designer (lighting, sound, set, costumes)
- Technician (lighting, sound, set, props)
- Event Planning/Management
- Teaching Artist
- Arts Advocacy
- Arts Therapy
- Publicity/Box Office Management
- Theme Park design
- Graduate study (MFA in Acting, Directing, or Design; MA and PhD in theater/film/performance studies or related areas)
“Opal: The Musical” – Fall 2015
“The Secret in the Wings” – Spring 2015
“Another Antigone” – Spring 2012
“Steel Magnolias” – Winter 2012
“12 Angry Men” – Interterm 2012
“Oliver!” – Fall 2011
Shakespeare Mix – Spring 2011
“Separate Peace” – Winter 2011
“To Kill A Mockingbird” – Interterm 2011
“The Pirates of Penzance” – Fall 2010