The University of Akron Theatre Arts program offers new dynamic courses in applied theatre for their Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts. UA is "one of just a handful of universities offering an undergraduate degree that focuses on applied theatre."
An ensemble of student actors, under the leadership of James Slowiak, UA Theatre Faculty, performed a devised theatre work at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in January 2015. Their work received the award of Outstanding Devised Performance! Over the years, UA highlights from KC/ACTF include:
Our UA students are Making Theatre Work! In Spring 2015, the UA Theatre Guild produced an evening of FREE short plays and comedic improv. Here are a few pictures - on stage and from the tech booth - from their event, Theatre Guild Showcase!
Explore current UA Theatre Arts Program performances and special events.
Graduates of the UA Theatre Arts Program can be found successfully putting their degree to work in the arts and cultural arena, as well as business, education, and social services. Feel free to explore our UA Theatre Arts alumni spotlights.
Out of over 540 submissions for the first Knight Arts Challenge Akron, 58 ideas were chosen to be used in neighborhoods and communities across Akron. Some of the finalists included UA professors, a graduate student and three theatre arts alumni....
Meetings are held in Room 298 in Guzzetta Hall at 3:30 PM. All UA students are welcome!
The UA Theatre Guide supports, creates, produces annual events, including student-led productions, comedic improv, and more.