Expression to Profession


Major • Minor

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.

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.


Peter Friedrich
Associate Professor, Director of Theatre
Peter Friedrich

A new Berry College faculty member is one of three U.S. scholars who have been awarded the Fulbright Finland Foundation’s new strategic grant.

The inaugural recipients of the Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award are Berry College Associate Professor and Theatre Director Peter Friedrich, University of Maryland Associate Professor Lora Harris and George Washington University Professor Steven Livingston.

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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.

Stephen Stamps


Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Upcoming Production
Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

November 17 - 21, 2021

Sisters Theatre (or adjacent outside venue)
Wed - Sat at 7 p.m.; Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets $7
Ages 12+ for adult themes

A half-century before Instagram, with a single ever-so-slightly upward glance, James Dean captured the dreams and anxieties of a generation before perishing at the intersection of two California highways. Twenty years later, members of his most devoted fan club reunite. However, when they face the secrets of the past, what they think will be a solemn affair careens off course as quickly as Dean's doomed '55 Porsche in Ed Graczyk's riveting play.

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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