Theatre - Opportunities

 

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American Drama, TA 120, students performing Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Nightat the Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, in New London, Conn.

Whether it be through hands-on experience in Theatre Fairfield or a summer internship in a professional metropolitan theatre, theatre students at Fairfield are presented with a wide range of opportunities.

Theatre Fairfield gives students the opportunity to write, direct, manage, and design productions put on periodically throughout the school year. Students gain leadership experience in the theatre environment and "tech points" which go towards a major or minor in Theatre.

Over the years, Fairfield's Theatre Program has developed connections with many local, professional theatres including the:

  • Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City
  • Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT
  • Westport Country Playhouse, now a year-round professional theatre recreated by Paul Newman and JoAnne Woodward.

Students majoring or minoring in Theatre are given the unique opportunity to work in a professional setting while still receiving academic credit.

For self-motivated students whose curiosities extend further than the extensive course offerings, a semester or year-long independent study allows for creative research under the guidance of Fairfield's accomplished faculty.

All students at Fairfield benefit from the campus's convenient location between the countless professional theatres in New York City and the nationally recognized theatres of New Haven and Hartford, both in Connecticut. New York City and its many professional theatres are only 59 miles - and 1 hour and 10-minute train ride - away.