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The University of Akron Theatre Program

Admission to Theatre Program suspended

On April 1, 2021, The University of Akron Faculty Senate voted to support the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences’ recommendation to suspend UA’s Theatre Program. Low enrollment coupled with diminishing finances led to this action. This decision is pending approval of both the UA Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Theatre historically has played a prominent role in the fabric of both the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration and the University as a whole. A decision to potentially reinstate the program will be made at a future date.

All current theatre majors and minors will be able to complete their degrees, however, no new theatre majors or minors will be admitted into the program.

Theatre retains a talented pool of dedicated part-time faculty who will continue to present both mainstage and smaller productions each fall and spring semester.

Rubber City Theatre in Residence at UA

Rubber City Theatre and The University of Akron are excited to announce the Theatre's residency at UA. As an Equity Theatre, Rubber City Theatre gives UA students new performance opportunities, as well as the chance to work with and learn from professionals. Be49be80-5a3b-492b-9593-bd8aabc39a73-Rubber_City_UA_1.jpeg

Click here to read full Akron Beacon Journal article. 

For more information about Rubber City Theatre, visit the website

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