Master of Fine Arts in Theatre
About the Theatre Program
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The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre program, listed among the 20 Best College Theatre programs by The Princeton Review, offers an advanced study of theatre that is:
The program emphasizes theater making as an integrative practice.
Students work closely in classes, conferences, and productions with the faculty, their fellow graduate students, and the SLC undergraduate theatre community.
The emphasis of the SLC theater program is on the development of original work, grounded in a study of classical and contemporary forms and in a variety of performance styles.
Graduate curricular work is augmented by a practicum in which students learn by doing.
"The Shank's Mare" comes to SLC
SLC premiered The Shank’s Mare on April 10, the result of a collaboration between renowned Japanese puppet master Koryu Nishikawa and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Tom Lee. The piece combines traditional Japanese puppetry forms sanninzukkai (three person puppetry) and Kuruma Ningyo (cart puppetry) with live-feed video projection. Learn more about the production and Tom Lee»
SLC Playwrights Dominate Downtown NYC Theatre Scene
Sarah Lawrence theatre alums are prominently on display all over the 2013-14 downtown New York theatre scene. Five playwrights have productions on stage right now, showcasing the type of student Sarah awrence College creates. Read more»
Director of the Graduate Program in Theatre, Dan Hurlin is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence. Dan is the recipient of a Village Voice OBIE Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre, and grants from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts to name a few.
Theatre Program Director Christine Farrell has been on the faculty since 1991. An actress, playwright, and director, her television, film, and stage acting credits include Law and Order, Ice Storm, Fatal Attraction, Comedy of Errors, and The Dining Room. She has written two published plays, Mama Drama and The Once Attractive Woman, and has performed improv around the world.
The Sarah Lawrence faculty was ranked #1 in the country in The Princeton Review's 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges.
This training program uses music, writing, theatre techniques and the visual arts to address social and community issues. Grounded in a two-hour weekly core class, the program sends students into the community, merging the skills of the artist with the needs of society.
Questions? We've Got Answers!
To see answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program, visit our MySLC Theatre Program site»
Apply to the Theatre Program
The application deadline for admission to the Theatre graduate program is January 1.