As a Cedar Crest theatre major, you will be given the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge both in the classroom and in the theatre. Each year, the department stages four major stage productions, which you may take part in from your first year here at Cedar Crest College. Productions include dramatic and comedic performances and musicals. Productions are performed in the 250-seat Samuels Theatre.
Each term, theatre students participate in all campus productions in some capacity, in roles including cast member, stage crew, box office, scene shop, costume construction or stage management.
Major productions are strategically planned to correspond with classroom instruction, allowing students to immediately put their classroom knowledge into practice on stage. Shows are also picked to reflect the college’s strategic initiatives and are carefully selected to include strong roles for women.
After declaring your major during your sophomore year, you will be required to participate in First Friday, a program that connects students with their peers. There, you will observe projects being done at the junior and senior level. This exposure allows you to develop your own ideas and creativity, learning from your peers in addition to your professors.
During your senior year, you will showcase a senior thesis project of your choice. This provides you with the opportunity to present and demonstrate your creative process, while also offering you the experience of expressing your ideas to a larger audience.
April 17, 2021
Cedar Crest College Dance Company presents new screen dance works by faculty and guest artists. Artistic direction by Sarah Carlson.
April 24, 2021
Told by and through the voices of current CCC students, alumnae, and community members, this original production will feature local and national news clips, historic documents, and original spoken word and personal reflections revealing our triumphs, our missteps, and the ongoing transformation of inclusion and equity at Cedar Crest College.
In lieu of Cedar Crest College's live performances of Spring Dances, "Dance | Interrupted" is a dance film about the creative process behind Spring Dances 2020.