Theatre Major

Its a Wonderful Life

If all the world's a stage, then a major in theatre can help prepare you for whatever role your future demands. Focusing both on performance and production, the theatre major introduces students to the long, rich history and flourishing contemporary role of theatre.


From the diverse body of dramatic literature to the sweat-and-greasepaint challenges of staging a production, the theatre curriculum offers a strong academic foundation while demanding the creative, problem-solving skills that go into staging a live performance.


R-MC's Theatre program stages between three and five productions a year; from timeless works of Shakespeare and Greek playwrights, to Broadway favorites and contemporary offerings. Students often take lead roles not only as actors but also as directors, stage managers, and lighting and scenic designers.

Study Abroad

R-MC students take advantage of the college's strong study abroad program, which includes Professor Hayatshahi's Mapping Theatre in Ireland January-term course and her Theatre for Social Change summer course in Wroxton, England. Students in the theatre program also have the opportunity to participate in academic internships with professional theatre companies.


Graduates of R-MC's theatre program are pursuing careers as actors, directors, and designers of theatre and film and in fields including television production design, non-profit fundraising, web design, PR and new media, education, and music performance.