Marist Theatre Program

A CHORUS LINE Spring 2016


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, English major with Theatre concentration, Summer Pre-College Theatre Institute for high school students and Marist College Club of Theatre Arts (MCCTA).

Theatre Program includes the aforementioned English major with a concentration in Theatre, Theatre minor, Theatre Scholarships, Summer Pre-College Theatre Institute, as well as theatre internships, Annual Theatre Hall of Fame & Alumni Reunion, and a varied season of performing/production opportunities. A host of theatre courses are offered each year, including Acting, Stagecraft, Directing and Playwriting. 

Theatre Scholarships. Several theatre scholarships are available each year to incoming freshman. Theatre scholarships are renewable merit awards, and all students interested in studying theatre are eligible to apply.

Theatre Minor is a popular choice among students of several majors at Marist, including Media Studies & Production, Communication, Business Administration, Education, Political Science, Art & Art History, Psychology and English, to name a few.

Theatre courses strengthen highly sought-after professional business skills:
  • Project development and management 
  • Interpersonal and oral communication
  • Ability to set and articulate collaborative goals
  • Project leadership and ability to meet defined deadlines
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Theatre Internships. Theatre students regularly intern in their junior or senior year, including placements at professional theatres and producing organizations, casting agencies and television networks. Recent internships are at NYC’s Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizon, Sesame Street Workshop, Good Morning America and MTV/VH-1, as well as various casting agencies and Broadway producing organizations.

Careers. Recent theatre alumni have pursued a wide range of career paths, including Public Relations, Law, Counseling, Publishing, Human Resources, Marketing and Advertising, Business and Theatre Management, Broadcast Journalism, Sports Reporting, Film Production and Film & Television Casting. Our students often pursue rigorous graduate study in theatre and film, with recent placements at Sarah Lawrence College, American Film Institute, New York University and Emerson College.

MCCTA (Marist College Club on Theatre Arts) is the college's student-run theatre organization. MCCTA is the college's oldest student club (1959) 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 A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer, Cabaret, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Angels in America, Noises Off, Our Town, Lysistrata, Macbeth, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.