Theatre

Theatre and Cultural Anthropology, BA

This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with sociocultural theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding human behavior.

This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with sociocultural theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding human behavior. It offers both classroom and experiential learning in the practice of making theatre and performance theories with cross-cultural approaches. Successful students develop an understanding of theatre’s impact on past and present cultures, as well as a deeper awareness of the world in which they live.

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Co-op Opportunities

Disney ABC Television Group

Actor's Shakespeare Project

American Repertory Theatre

Arts Boston

Boston Ballet

Boston Lyric Opera

Bridge Repertory Theater

The Broadway League

Center stage

Central Square Theatre

Citi Center for the Performing Arts

Classic Stage Company

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Company One

Dixon Place

Hanover Theatre

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Huntington Theatre Company

Lincoln Center

Manhattan Theatre Club

Miami Theater Center

New Repertory Theatre

Paramount Theatre

Salem Theatre Company

Second Stage Theatre

Speakeasy Stage

StageSource

Stoneham Theatre

Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Offensive

Vineyard Theatre

Zeitgeist Stage

Career Opportunities

Actor

Director

Playwright

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Arts Administrator

Singer

Dramaturg

Stage Manager

Technical Director

Stagehand

Production Manager

Multidisciplinary Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Writing
  • Script analysis
  • Voice and speech
  • Movement
  • Acting
  • Research
  • Technical theatre
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Singing
  • Stage combat
  • Critical thinking
Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a broad and deep knowledge of theatre as an art form to their work, including:
• Foundational skills in performance, design, and production
• Comprehensive understanding of theatre history, theory, and literature
• Oral, visual, written expression of ideas with clarity and originality
2. Make theatre with integrity
• Create or interpret a play
• Collaborate generously
• Apply a personalized technique to the process of making imaginative, innovative theatre
3. Make informed choices as theatrical entrepreneurs through professional readiness
4. Reflect on the cultural, social, and ethical impact and contributions that theatre has made to societies and communities