Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman talks about her libretto for “The Secret Garden” with Lafayette students and Professor Mary Jo Lodge, who directed the Theater Department’s production of the musical in October 2016.

The faculty can guide you in choosing professional internships inthis country and abroad. Faculty-led courses in New York, London, Dublin, and the South Pacific allow you to experience theater from a global perspective. You also will be encouraged to take advantage of fully accredited semester and summer study at the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute, Atlantic
Repertory Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Lafayette’s program at Goldsmith’s College of the University of London.

Lafayette is committed to developing relationships with theater professionals whose work with you on campus has an immeasurable impact on your education. Your opportunities to learn from these artists in master classes, workshops, and tutorials are unparalleled in other theater programs of Lafayette’s size.

Julian Sands, veteran actor of Harold Pinter’s plays, leads a seminar with Lafayette theater students in ways to approach the ambiguities of Pinter’s “comedies of menace” in October 2015.

The College participates annually in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which regularly cites Lafayette students and  faculty for merit in directing, acting, scenery, lighting, and sound design. The theater faculty also coaches acting students preparing auditions and advises design students assembling portfolios for the University and Resident Theater Association (URTA) during the senior year.

Take one step into Lafayette theater and you already will have a foot in the future.