2020-21 Season: Up Close and Distanced
In response to the pandemic, the Department of Theater has put together a season of live streaming performances, radio broadcasts, special events, and zoom meetings with guest speakers and theater alumni.
Guest Theater Artists and Lunchtime Chats for 2020-21
Award-winning playwrights will talk about visions of a more inclusive America in their work, and Lafayette theater alums will share their experiences of the professional world--all remote, all Zoom, all safe.
Lafayette's Theater Department announces open auditions for the spring semester productions of our 2020-2021 season.
Have A Seat: Theater Department Legacy Endowment Fund
The Department of Theater has a seat waiting for you in the Weiss Theater. Stand up for theater and HAVE A SEAT! Give that seat a name and take your place in a legacy of inspiration, exploration, and artistic achievement.
Pandemic Radio Theater
Borrowing methods of Old Time Radio's "You Are There" and rebroadcasting radio commercials from 1947, the Theater Department has created an original "You Are There" episode set in Plimoth Plantation in October 1621 as the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving.
More Pandemic Radio Theater
The classic comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comes to life across the airwaves in this Lux Radio Theater broadcast originally aired in 1950. Let us fill your Holiday Season with laughs we all can use--plus penguins, Mummies, cockroaches, ax murderers, and a grumpy man ruling an Ohio town from his wheelchair.
Each year, plays are selected to acquaint student performers and technicians with various theatrical genres and styles, and help them develop an aesthetic of performance that is grounded in both theory and practice.
Making "The Importance of Being Earnest" Happen
While students rehearse Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, student technicians and shop assistants are busy creating the scenery, properties, and costumes that will make Wilde's world come to life.