Our theater program combines the drive for excellence with a fun and productive approach. Whether you’re just beginning to explore opportunities on the stage or are hoping to pursue theater in college or as a career, you will find a home in the Flickinger Arts Center.

Academic coursework in acting, musical theater, directing, and stagecraft complements our extra- curricular program that features two mainstage productions per year, and many smaller-scale opportunities.

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  • Mainstage Productions

    KUA produces a fall play and a winter musical each year providing students (and faculty) the opportunity to try their hand at all aspects of the theatrical experience.

    2021Tartuffe
    Working
    2020You Can’t Take It With You
    The Producers
    2019Anatomy of Gray
    Mamma Mia
    2018What the Bellhop Saw
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee



     
  • Off-Campus Theater

    Nearby, Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts and Northern Stage present world-class performances available to students on a weekly basis. Annual theater trips to New York City also increase student exposure to professional theater.
  • Playwright in Residence

    Every few years we write and produce an original play with professional writers-in-residence. In 2016 we created The Incident with Barbara Pitts McAdams from the Tectonic Theatre Project.
  • KUA on Tour

    Every two to three years during spring break, we take our winter musical on an international tour to locations including England, India, and New Zealand.
  • Technical Theater

    Behind-the-scenes elements help make productions come alive. In technical theater, our primary objective is to expose students to the tools, tactics, and procedures used in professional theaters. Students are empowered to construct sets from scratch, hang, wire, and operate lighting and sound, and ultimately run live shows using the latest technology. Whether learning the basics or dedicating one’s future to technical theater, we offer experience for all levels.