The Theatre Program is comprised of the many theatre activities on campus, each unique yet working together to provide a comprehensive learning and social experience for students of all majors. The Theatre Program includes three main components: Academic Theatre, MCCTA and Marist's relationship with River Valley Rep Theatre.
Academic Theatre includes the English Major with a Concentration in Theatre, Theatre Minor, productions & workshops, theatre scholarships, theatre work-study, theatre internships, Pre-College Summer Theatre Institute, Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society, Annual Playwriting Contest and Theatre Alumni Hall of Fame. A host of theatre courses are offered each year, including Acting, Directing and Playwriting.
Theatre Minor is a popular choice among students of several majors at Marist, including Business Administration, Communication, Media Studies & Production, Education, Psychology and English, to name a few.
Theatre courses strengthen highly sought-after professional business skills Our students at Broadway's "The Book of Mormon"
- Interpersonal and oral communication
- Creative problem solving
- Ability to set and articulate collaborative goals
- Initiative and work ethic
- Precise analytical skills
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Advanced research skills
Theatre students regularly intern with professional theatres and television networks in their junior or senior year. Recent placements are NYC’s Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizon, Sesame Street Workshop, Good Morning America and MTV/VH-1.
Recent alumni have pursued careers in Public Relations, Law, Counseling, Publishing, Human Resources, Marketing and Advertising, Business, Broadcast Journalism, Sports Reporting, Theatre Management and Film Production.
MCCTA (Marist College Club on Theatre Arts) is the college's student-run theatre organization. MCCTA is the college's oldest theatre club and one of its largest and most active. MCCTA produces several productions each year, including a musical, a comedy and a drama, an original play festival, dinner theatre, and a children's theatre production. Past campus productions include, The Wedding Singer, Cabaret, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Godspell, Angels in America, Noises Off, Lysistrata, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
River Valley Rep is a professional theatre company in summer residence at Marist College, providing a season of contemporary musicals and comedies in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. RVR works in agreement with Actors' Equity Association and has an active college intern program available to Marist students.