Theatre Semester in New York

Theatre Arts majors or minors in their junior year may apply to spend a semester in intensive theatre study in New York City. The program is based at the Michael Howard Studio, a small professional theatre school. Participants generally take courses in acting, voice and speech, and movement. The program is flexible and can accommodate students with diverse interests, such as playwriting, directing, design, dance, or stage management. Students, as part of their study, may also arrange internships with professional theatre organizations in New York.

Those interested in the program may apply, usually in the second semester of their sophomore year, by writing to the program director, who can supply further information about the program’s character and criteria for selection. 


London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)

LAMDA offers a semester-long study abroad program that is approved for Sewanee students.


Projects in Performance

Projects in Performance is an opportunity for advanced students to work on particular acting, directing, design, scriptwriting, or technical problems—either in production or in special workshops. Recent projects have included directing the musical, Quilters; costume design for Guys and Dolls; choreography for Guys and Dolls; an acting project based on the character of Antigone; and a fully produced original playscript, Blueprint.


The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

SETC is the strongest and broadest network of theatre practitioners in the United States. The department regularly attends the annual convention where students have opportunities to audition and interview for jobs, as well as enter design competiitons. 


The American College Dance Association (ACDA)

Sewanee is a member of ACDA and regularly attends the annual regional conference where students have opportunities to perform in adjudicated performances and participate in master classes with college dancers throughout the region.