Marist Theatre Program
The Marist 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. Signature components of the Theatre Program include Theatre Scholarships for incoming freshman, Theatre Minor, Summer Pre-College Theatre Performance Institute and Marist College Club of Theatre Arts (MCCTA).
Academic Theatre includes the English Major with a Concentration in Theatre, Theatre Minor, Theatre Scholarships, theatre work-study, theatre internships, Summer Pre-College Theatre Performance Institute, Anderson Annual Playwriting Contest and Annual Theatre Hall of Fame & Alumni Reunion. A host of theatre courses are offered each year, including Acting, Directing and Shakespeare.
Theatre Minor is a popular choice among students of several majors at Marist, including Business Administration, Communication, Media Studies & Production, Education, Art & Art History, Psychology and English, to name a few.Theatre courses strengthen highly sought-after professional business skills
- Interpersonal and oral communication
- Creative problem solving
- Ability to set and articulate collaborative goals
- Initiative and work ethic
- Analytical and research skills
- Flexibility and adaptability
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.
Theatre students regularly intern in their junior or senior year, including placements at professional theatres and television networks. Recent internships are at 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, Film Production and Theatre Performance. Our students often pursue rigorous graduate study in theatre and film, with placements at Sarah Lawrence College, American Film Institute, New York University and Emerson College.