Berry College’s theatre program offers you quality theatre arts training in a broad-based liberal arts setting while you earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major or minor in theatre. You will master skills in both theatre performance and production and can choose a concentration in history/criticism, performance, or technical/design.
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 Theatre Company
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.
Costume and set shop opportunities for work
Work experience positions in theatre include program support, company support and production support. Jobs typically available 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 with design renderings, technical drawings (ground theatre plans/light plots/costume plots, etc.) as well as production photos. Stage manager 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 (available at the auditions) and 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.