Students interested in theatre can audition for Meredith Ensemble Theatre productions, where they will perform alongside theatre faculty and other professional actors from the Triangle area.
Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents three or four main-stage shows each season, in either Jones Auditorium or Studio Theatre. A variety of productions are usually offered including a musical, a children’s show, a classical piece and a contemporary play. Student productions are also performed on a regular basis.
Stillwater Theatre Company is a professional company in residence and produces one main-stage show each year. Professional artists from around the country provide leadership for each production allowing students to work alongside professionals in the industry. Students are allowed to audition for roles as well as serve in assistant design and technical positions.
Extra Theatre Company offers opportunities for both theatre majors and non-majors to be involved with laboratory productions. Previous sponsorships include student directed plays and readings, senior projects and the annual production of Vagina Monologues. ETC often collaborates with other groups across campus on events such as Women’s History month, Earth Day celebrations and more.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is the honorary theatre fraternity at Meredith. Membership is earned by on-stage and backstage participation in theatre productions. The society aims to broaden the theatre program by promoting participation and professionalism in Meredith Ensemble productions and assisting theatre patrons. The group also participates in at least one service project per year.
Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College.
At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology. Encouraged by her professors, Rimsha took on multiple roles in plays, leadership, and challenging internships, becoming even stronger in the process.
Associate Professor of Theatre
134 Jones Hall