Why Choose the Theatre Department at Eastern?

The B.A. in Theatre at Eastern University provides both a traditional liberal arts education and a rich array of hands-on theatre training experiences. Your professors will welcome you to practice theatre not only as a literary art form, but also as a laboratory for self-discovery, experimentation, innovative thinking, and creative risk, all within the confines of a loving and supportive community where both failure and success are valued for what they have to teach us as artists and practitioners.

The program is designed for students who want to discover and experience new aspects of theatre, while continuing to hone their skills at an advanced level of training. Students who participate in theatre courses or productions develop skills in self-expression, communication, and collaboration, preparing them for success in a range of fields.

  • Provide students with a quality, immersive theatre education.
  • Integrate students’ spiritual life in the process of theatre making.
  • Equip students for graduate training and/or employment in theatre as creative, artistic leaders.
  • Connect students with the educational and professional theatre industry in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
“Eastern has provided me with a platform for lifelong friends, the potential for a successful career, the opportunity to gain knowledge, and a positive atmosphere to develop my relationship with God. Put God first, focus on Him, and He will direct your path.”

- Lynnae Stine, Class of 2019, Major in Communication with a Media concentration, Minor in Theatre. Read more about Lynnae's journey at Eastern and her up-and-coming film career.

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