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The theatre program allows students to gain the skills needed to pursue graduate study, teach, or perform in local, regional, and national productions.


As a theatre major, you can focus on performance, production, or musical theatre. If you’re interested in teaching, K–12 licensure is also available. In addition to preparing you for a career in the field, earning a degree in theatre will develop your critical and reflective thinking skills, as well as increase your understanding and appreciation of the arts.

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Contact Info

Steven Roten
Associate Professor of Theatre
134 Jones Hall
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(919) 760-8719

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Theatre students can perform alongside theatre faculty and other professional actors from the Triangle area
Students participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Internships are a valuable way for theatre students to gain real-world, hands-on professional experience. Internships held by Meredith students include positions with Burning Coal Theatre Company and North Carolina Theatre. Graduates of Meredith’s theatre program have gone on to pursue graduate study, become theatre teachers in public school systems, and perform in award-winning productions on and off Broadway.

Theatre Facilities

Students at Meredith have access to a variety of studio and performance spaces, from a large auditorium to a more intimate black box theatre.

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Featured Videos

Strong Story | Rimsha Afzal

At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology. Watch video »



Meredith Minute

Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College. Watch video »

From Page to Stage: How to Make a Play


Professional Performance Certificate

Students who are majoring in theatre and wish to pursue more intensive training in their area can earn a Professional Performance Certificate.

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Theatre Performance Certificate