Theatre

Student Opportunities

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Alma College Theatre provides Alma students with a carefully structured production experience in acting, directing, design and technical theatre.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  From Act II, Scene 2 - “It's on the beam!”  February 2012.

Four Productions Each Year!

Alma College Theatre mounts four productions each year in a wide variety of styles. Our three full-length productions range from modern plays like Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to classic comedies like Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. The fourth regular season production is our annual One-Act Play Festival, a series of short plays directed by upper level directing students.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  Directed by Joe Jezewski.  Featuring Jake Armentrout '15, Emily Roberge '14, Graham Morgan '14  &  Hannah Korell '15.  April 2013.

We offer a full range of theatre classes for both majors and non-majors in acting, directing, design, technical theatre, stage management, stage combat and theatre history. Many students also take advantage of independent study work directly connected with our productions or in areas such as theatre management or audition techniques.

The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein.  Directed by Tara Riedel '13.  Featuring Samantha Arthur '15, Hannah Korell '15, Sara Day '15, Shelby Schroeder '14  &  Emily Roberge '14.The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. Directed by Tara Riedel '13. Featuring Samantha Arthur '15, Hannah Korell '15, Sara Day '15, Shelby Schroeder '14 & Emily Roberge '14.Alma College Theatre depends heavily on student involvement, and Alma students take great pride in maintaining high production values for each and every production. Opportunities are available for students to gain experience in all aspects of production. Over the course of each season, students are involved in acting, directing, stage managing and designing scenery, lights, costumes, sound and props. They also work on the numerous crews required to bring each show together.

Our academic and production programs serve as excellent preparation for advanced training and study at the graduate level for careers in all areas of theatre.

Working closely with the faculty, you will experience a wide variety of theatrical styles ranging from the classics through the contemporary theatre.

 

 

Scale model of the set for The Rimers of Eldritch and Force of Nature.  Designed by Joe Jezewski.Scale model of the set for The Rimers of Eldritch and Force of Nature. Designed by Joe Jezewski.

 Students interested in theatre find many hands-on opportunities to practice their art and craft:

  •  First-year students have the opportunity to be cast in major roles.
  •  Directing students have the opportunity to direct one-act plays as part of our annual One-Act Play Festival and advanced directing students have the opportunity to direct full-length productions.
  •  Design students have access to excellent lighting, scenery, costume, sound, and shop facilities. Student designers have the opportunity to design scenery, lights, costumes or sound for major productions.
  •  Technical Theatre students make extensive use of the state-of-the-art facilities offered by the  Heritage Center, serving as stage managers, master electricians, properties masters and in many other major positions.

  

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The Making of Alma College Theatre 

 

The Making of Alma College Theatre — Part 3

 

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