Theater Arts

Playwriting (MFA)

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Production (BFA/MFA)

The Production Program prepares you for a career as a professional stage manager or technical director.

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Acting (BFA/MFA)

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Have you ever walked out of a playhouse or movie theater feeling completely different than when you walked in? That is the power that theater artists havethey not only stimulate our empathic imagination but also to remind us of our inexhaustible potential as human beings.
 
The Acting Program at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts offers an integrated and
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Faculty Accomplishments

Our Theater faculty work all over the world, in the theater and in film and TV, in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Take a look at their latest achievements:

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Theater is a creative and collaborative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through exploration of craft. Our focus in the theater department at Mason Gross School of the Arts is to provide aspiring theater professional with a unique experience including intensive studio classes, innovative academic curricula and ground-breaking fully-supported productions.

Theater News


Backstage named the Mason Gross theater program among its top 24 MFA and MFA acting degrees in the U.S. and U.K., citing a well-rounded program with an emphasis on the collaboration between actors, playwrights, directors, and set designers and our proximity to NYC. Read it here.

Who we are

Get to know us better with behind-the-scenes photos, faculty and alumni spotlight articles, and performance photography.

Imagine: A year at Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe in London. Learn more.

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Alumnus James Pearse Connelly has designed his craziest set yet for Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, a weed pun-filled cooking show featuring the domestic maven and the rapper. As guest Seth Rogen said of the show: “This is the weirdest group of people ever on a stage together.” Read more.

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About the Department

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The Theater Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts provides students with an in-depth and highly demanding program for those serious about pursuing a career as a theater professional. The training consists of intensive studio classes, a rigorous core curriculum and fully-supported productions. This combination of activities is designed to give our students a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of their craft.
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