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MFA Theatre Program

M.F.A. in Theatre

Sarah Lawrence’s unusual interdisciplinary approach encourages each student to design an individual course of study, drawing from opportunities in acting, the Alexander Technique, directing, playwriting, puppetry, theatre history, design, and outreach. Together, these studies build a broad foundation in theatre and inform one another. As an extension of this philosophy, students are also permitted to enroll in classes in music and dance. Students are encouraged to develop original works and have access to several on-campus performance venues, including the entirely student-run DownStage Company. Sarah Lawrence’s graduate theatre students have found internships at theatres, casting and production offices, and other theatrical organizations across New York City, with a variety of posts and/or assistantships in areas such as design, marketing, directing, and casting.