Berry College’s Theatre program offers you quality
in a broad-based liberal
arts setting while you
a Bachelor of Arts degree with a
or minor in Theatre.
You will master
skills in both theatre
performance and production and can
choose a concentration in:
You Do It All
Acting … directing
… lighting … makeup … costuming … set design and construction … publicity —
students are involved in it all at Berry. Four
faculty directed shows and numerous student productions are staged
annually. Students also participate in the Kennedy
Center American College Theatre
Festival, Georgia Theatre
Conference and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
The Berry College
The BCTC is a student-run organization
that, along with the Theatre
arts program, produces two main-stage
productions every semester. In addition, the group organizes service
projects, fundraisers and social outings.
Berry’s E.H. Young Theatre houses a fully equipped, three-quarter-thrust main stage
and a studio theatre along with costume and scene shops.
The stage at Berry has recently
been home to “The Fantasticks,” “Spoon River Anthology” and “Cotton Patch Gospel.” Upcoming shows include “The Nerd” and “Cabaret.”
Student Work Opportunities in Theatre
Work experience positions in Theatre
include program support, company
support and production
support. Jobs include facilities manager, public relations, box office staff, costume shop foreman
and staff, master electrician, light shop
staff, and scene shop foreman and staff. Although these positions are open to all students, preference is given to Theatre
majors and minors.
Scholarships are available to students with experience and demonstrated talent in acting, stage
management, playwriting, and design/technical activity. Actors need to prepare two contrasting monologues,
approximately 60 seconds each in length. Designers/technicians
should be prepared to share a portfolio
design renderings, technical
drawings (ground plans/light plots/costume plots, etc.) as well as production photos.
Stage managers should be prepared to share prompt scripts and playwrights should bring several writing samples. All students are advised to bring a head
shot and current resume to the auditions. You will also need to complete
a scholarship application form online prior to your audition and provide two letters
of recommendation from teachers, directors,
etc. who can speak to your qualifications
and dedication to theatre. If you come to campus, we will also interview you and provide a tour of our facilities, an opportunity to sit in on a theatre class,
and a ticket for a production, if available.