Program Highlights

Our majors have the opportunity to double major in other disciplines such as English literature, peace and global studies, creative writing, political science and many others. Community outreach is emphasized through an Applied Theatre class, allowing our students to interact with, inspire and educate our neighbors. Students are consistently encouraged to hone their craft beyond the Heights, with opportunities to study, train, perform and travel abroad with programs in Italy, Ireland, and more. 

Since Le Moyne's founding in 1946, students from all majors have been welcomed to participate in a myriad of theatrical productions ranging from comedies, dramas and musicals to mysteries, tragedies and beyond. Each year, we produce three main stage, faculty-run productions in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts (home to a dance studio, a carpenter’s shop, classrooms and music practice rooms) and three, student-driven productions in our genuine black box theatre.

Upcoming Shows

Everybody

This production of the play Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is intended to honor and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, NY. 

Why was this play chosen? Theatre has long been a significant and integral element of Jesuit education. In 1947 when the Boot and Buskin Dramatic Guild was formed, they chose to present the medieval morality play, Everyman as a part of their first season. Everybody, a humorous, insightful and timely updated adaptation of Everyman, was first performed in 2017 and nominated for a Pulitzer-Prize. Then, as now, this allegorical tale is an apt choice because it asks us to examine our lives and to question our priorities. When faced with death, how will we look back on and account for the time we have spent on Earth?

On-campus video premiere for Le Moyne students, staff, faculty: March 13th, Grewen Auditorium

Live Video Stream for anyone: March 14th. Email pac@lemoyne.edu for more information

Why Study Theatre Arts at Le Moyne College

For 450 years, theatre has been a fundamental component of Jesuit education. Educating the “whole artist” is the driving force for our program where students are trained in acting, design, and technical skills. We produce three faculty directed shows a year in addition to two (and frequently more!) student directed projects. Our students are empowered and encouraged to take the reins of many academic and professional projects throughout the year. Any student involved in this program experiences the rich, collaborative and joyous nature of theatre art. We hope you will join us.

Our Stories

 

Photo Matt Chiorini

Matt Chiorini

Department of Visual and Performing Arts / 2015

Professor Matt Chiorini's play "Orson Welles/Shylock" was staged in Venice.

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Photo Vincent Randazzo '15

Vincent Randazzo

/ 2015

Our own Vincent Randazzo ‘15 won a Helen Hayes award for Best Supporting Performer for his roles in “Vanity Fa

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Photo Grace Mahieu

Grace Mahieu

Visual and Performing Arts / 2020

“The position was looking for someone to help with theater productions and organization as well as working wit

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Careers

The skills and abilities developed through a major in Theatre serve as the building blocks for a wide range of career paths. The activities represented by the following job titles might be found in business, government, educational institutions, non-profit agencies or arts-related businesses. These job titles are some of the numerous ways theatre majors have applied their skills and abilities: 

  • Arts Administration
  • Education
  • Theatre teacher
  • Actor/Actress
  • Company manager
  • Development director
  • Artist-in-residence
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Box office manager
  • Arts fundraiser
  • Scenic designer
  • Carpenter
  • Scenic artist
  • Press agent
Theatre majors find employment in a  number of organizations, including: 
  • Community organizations
  • Educational/cultural institutions
  • Fundraising firms
  • Television/radio/film production companies
  • College & universities
  • Theatres
  • Touring companies
  • Arts councils
  • Performing arts organizations
  • Libraries
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Cruise lines
  • Film companies
  • Entertainment law firms

Degree Options

Majors
Theatre Arts (B.A.)
Number of dual Theatre Arts options, including:

  • Communication & Film Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Peace & Global Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Psychology
Distinctive courses: Politics and Literature; Writing the One Act Play; Latin American & US Latino Theatre; Musical Theatre Dance; Devised Theatre; Career Development in Theatre; Theatre Context (capstone course)

Minors
Arts Administration
Visual Arts
Music
Theatre Arts
Dance

Explore the College Catalog to learn more


Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Karel Blakeley


PHONE:

(315) 445-4523


EMAIL:

Contact the Department:

W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


PHONE:

(315) 445-4523


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