About Our Program
Theater students receive extensive mentorship from faculty who are nationally recognized professionals. The production process is integrated with classroom and studio work, emphasizing hands-on learning that is built on solid theoretical understanding and contextual knowledge. Members of The Company — comprised of theater majors, minors, and scholarship holders — are encouraged over the course of their study to discover their passion through experiencing a broad range of performance areas, whether on stage or behind the scenes, and then deepen their specific interest through tailored student-led projects, production experiences, and individualized study.
Programs of Study
- Directing and Dramaturgy
- Design and Technical Theater
- Arts Management
- Musical 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
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.
- Arts Educator
- Lighting Designer
- Costume Designer
- Set Designer
- Technical Director
- Sound/Lighting Technician
- Worship Leader
- Stage Manager
- Performer: screen or live acting, voice-over, etc.
Why Theater at Tabor?
- EACH YEAR, students can participate in 2-3 faculty-directed shows, 1-2 student directed shows, one-acts, and workshops.
- Students are given LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, with time and resources dedicated to student-driven productions.
- Rewrite the script. You can develop ORIGINAL WORK and see it produced.
- SKILLSETS are taught that transfer to multiple arenas including the stage and screen.
- THEATER MAJORS develop highly desirable skills like creative problem solving, communication, analytical skills, and collaboration.
- MEMBERSHIP in The Company means you’ll have a network of artists who support and encourage you.
- Faculty who remain PROFESSIONALLY ACTIVE put you in contact with summer internships, auditions, and other opportunities to get you started with your career.
“The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare – Fall 2016
“Proof” – Spring 2016
“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