Theater offers students opportunities to study acting, directing, design and production, theater history and criticism, and playwriting within the broader context of a liberal arts education. Students participate in all aspects of performance, both artistic and technical.

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Theater faculty, who are accomplished professionals in their own right, teach a range of courses that nurture the natural and developing abilities of students, thus providing a sound liberal arts grounding in theory and practice of theater. Faculty support student-directed work and actively mentor them throughout their academic progress.

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Oberlin College is an ideal choice for students who are looking for a highly selective liberal arts school with a strong theater program committed to serious artistic training. Oberlin students have the flexibility of taking conservatory-caliber theater classes while simultaneously pursuing a broad, individually designed undergraduate education. Because of Oberlin’s dual emphasis on academic and artistic excellence, the college attracts multitalented individuals. Our students are our theater program’s greatest asset. Collectively, they make up a dynamic and mutually supportive artistic community like no other.

Theater News

4 people in white shirts who are part of Angels in America play

Matthew Wright Brings Angels to Life

May 14, 2018
The Oberlin community had the opportunity to see Angels in America , the two-part, award-winning play that centers on New York City during the 1980s AIDS crisis. Producing this play has long been an ambition of Professor of Theater Matthew Wright.