Students in the theatre arts program pursue courses that include an introduction to all phases of theatre arts, academic as well as studio. This exposure provides a broad foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, production styles, and design, along with practical experience in performance studies.
Electives allowing limited areas of concentration and project courses in the senior year are designed for study in specialized areas under direct faculty supervision.
Students who elect to pursue teacher certification in adolescence English education as a part of the Theatre Arts program take special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English and Communications department, in addition to their required coursework in the education department. In order to be eligible for the Professional Semester (student teaching), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Auditions are required for this major. View audition details.
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.
In addition to teaching 9th and 11th grades, Kelli is also the Theatre Arts instructor at Pittsford Mendon High School and serves as co-advisor to the Pittsford Sutherland Drama Club.