Expression to Profession


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Choose Your Path, or Blaze a New Trail.

Whether you are looking for a multi-faceted career, creative outlet, or both, the theatre program at Berry has you covered. With state-of-the-art facilities and small class sizes, our award-winning faculty of national standing can position you for any future you envision.

To develop students of all backgrounds and levels of experience, we embrace rigorous training with respect, empathy and compassion. To foster artist growth and professional preparation, our program emphasizes process over product, personal discovery over perfection and excellence overall.

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Hands On

Here you will experience the full range of roles behind a working production—including costume, set, sound and lighting design; production management; marketing; dramaturgy; acting and directing.


Alice Bristow
Director of Theatre
Alice Bristow

Alice Bristow received her Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design from Indiana University. She has produced costumes for La Jolla Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her designs have appeared on stage at the Pittsburg Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Central City Opera, Vancouver Opera, Shreveport Opera and Utah Opera. Bristow has mentored students who have worked for the Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Texas Shakespeare, Walt Disney World as well as the film industry (Marvel Universe). Many have attended graduate programs at UCLA, University of Florida, University of Cincinnati and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to name a few.

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Amazing Spaces

The newly constructed Sisters Theatre provides a beautiful, versatile venue for mounting theatrical productions, a black-box theatre with flexible seating and additional shop and classroom space.

Theatre Courses

THE 207
Voice and Movement

Explore a range of vocal and physical techniques for creative expression in performance. Learn to find maximum effect with minimal effort and to connect your movement and voice to imagery and text.

THE 230
Technical Production

Discover the collaborative contributions that costumes, scenery and lighting make to the art of theatre. Explore the materials, technologies, equipment, structures and best practices used in contemporary theatre production.

THE 363
Costume Design

Consider the role of costume design in the theatre process. Learn figure drawing and the use of color media for the production of finished renderings. Historical and contemporary design styles will be considered.

Theatre LIVES

A rising star pursues international stage

After shaping his talent and building his résumé at Berry, Stephen leveraged his theater major and business minor into a job performing with Carnival Cruise Line, traveling the world and sharing his talents with an international audience. Stephen credits his Berry professors and work supervisors who helped mentor and guide him from the stage and scene shop to this opportunity to live his dream of being a professional performer.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Upcoming Production
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A play by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak
Directed by Scott Willis
April 4th -6th @ 7pm
April 7th @ 2pm
Sisters Theatre
Tickets: $7 online or call 706.236.2263

Set in London in 1907, this play, based on a novel by Roy Horniman, centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord Asquith dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. And while trying to woo money-minded Sibella Hallward, he finds himself drawn to young Phoebe D’Ysquith.

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