Small class sizes, appreciation of diversity, and a spirit of inclusion promote a strong sense of community at the Department of Theatre.

An extensive production schedule offers students numerous opportunities to practice the creation of theatre while rigoruous academic offerings challenge students to learn.  Explore Theatre at UVM >>

The 2016/2017 Department of Theatre Production Season

Stupid F*#king Bird

By Aaron Posner
Directed by Craig Wells
Sept. 29-October 1 & Oct. 6-8 @ 7:30PM
Sept. 30 & Oct. 9 @ 2PM.

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Adapted by Steven Dietz
Directed by Sarah Carleton
Nov. 3-5 & Nov. 10-12 @ 7:30PM
Nov. 5 & Nov. 11 @ 2PM

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The Toys Take Over Christmas

By Patricia Clapp
Dec. 3 & 4 @ 10AM, 2PM, & 6PM
Tickets for The Toys Take Over Christmas go on sale, Tuesday, October 18 at 11AM.


Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
From the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Gregory Ramos
Feb. 23-25 & Mar. 2-4 @ 7:30PM
Feb. 25 & Mar. 5 @ 2PM

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The Senior One Acts 2017 - Spring Festival of Plays

Graduating seniors in the department of Theatre present their capstone projects.
Program A - Saturday, April 22 at 2PM and Sunday, April 23 at 7:30PM.
Program B - Saturday, April 22 at 7:30PM and Sunday, April 23 at 2PM.
General Admission tickets can be purchased in person at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office or by calling 802-656-2094 Tuesday thru Friday from 11AM to 4PM.
UVM Department of Theatre Faculty Spring 2016


The faculty in the department of theatre is comprised of working professionals as well as scholars who contribute to the field of theatre in the areas of acting, directing, playwriting, theatre design, and criticism. Students who study theatre have access to faculty through small workshop classes, independent study projects, honor’s thesis, coaching for performance assignments, and production work.

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Academic Programs

The Department of Theatre provides students with a combination of theory and practice in understanding theatre as an art form that reflects the human condition. Students who major or minor in theatre are required to take core courses that provide an historical and critical foundation as well as fundamentals courses in areas of acting and design. A wide offering of additional courses are available that reflect theatre as social practice, personal expression, and creative collaboration.

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Challenging performance opportunities

Students may audition to perform in shows that are part of the Mainstage season, the holiday show or The Spring Play Festival. There are also numerous positions for running crew and technical staff on shows. These include positions like stage manager, assistant stage manager, lighting and sound board operators, costume crew, and front of house assignments.