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Student Voice - Theater

The program in Theater, the pedagogical wing of Princeton’s large and vibrant theater community, offers courses in acting, directing, playwriting, design, dramaturgy, performance history, and criticism - all taught by professional performing artists, critics, and scholars.

As part of its artistic and educational mission, the program offers a season of student-acted productions in the Roger Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theater Center and in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Some of these productions are directed by faculty members or visiting professionals; others are directed by students, usually in connection with their independent work for their certificate in theater. Our “senior thesis productions” offer students the opportunity to write, direct, act, or design under the guidance of our professional faculty and staff, as well as to test the skills they have honed in the classroom in the public arena.

Click here to listen to what recent students have to say about their experience in the Program in Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

"There is an infectious joy attached to the creative experience at Princeton that you cannot describe accurately, but you feel it -- it's very palpable -- and to be around such creative people was absolutely captivating to me and... brought me out of the library and onto the stage."

- Heather May '10

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