About Us

The Skidmore Theatre Department is a pre-professional program which offers students the opportunity to pursue the serious study of the theater arts within a liberal arts setting. Courses within the department afford training in the basic demands of the discipline — physical and vocal control, technique in acting and directing, technical and design skills — as well as the opportunity for advanced study, practical production experience, study abroad, and off-campus internships. The college liberal arts requirements help the student to understand the moral, intellectual, and political context in which any artist practices. Theater has the potential to encourage difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a place for interrogating power dynamics and giving voice to ┬ámarginalized populations. The Skidmore Theater Department is committed to exploring ways to engage issues of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability both on and off stage. We strive to create opportunities for students who have been historically underrepresented on our stages.