Theater at SUNY Broome
Note: this is an advised area of interest, not a specific program.
Students interested in theater, or transferring to a four-year institution to major in theater, can complete an Individual Studies A.S. with electives that focus on this area of interest. For more than 50 years, SUNY Broome’s Theater Department has been training students for a life in the performing arts. Here you can study with distinguished faculty who are seasoned professionals in their area of expertise.
Our actor training is Stanislavski-based, rigorous and highly regarded, proven by the success of our shows and the graduates who go onto work in the industry. The theater productions are noted for their high quality and ambitiousness, with an emphasis on the best of dramatic literature. SUNY Broome’s theater students leave with solid skills and an honest view of themselves as actors or theater professionals. There are also opportunities to study directing, stage management, set construction, dramaturgy and sound and lighting design.
The Associate of Science degree focuses on theater within the context of a liberal arts education. We give students a solid foundation for transfer to four-year colleges, conservatory theater schools or to work immediately in the industry. Your studies will include courses in Acting I, II and III, Stagecraft, Oral Interpretation, Theater History, Theater Appreciation, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Periods & Styles of Acting, and Announcing for TV & Radio.
SUNY Broome theater students are well placed in academic theater programs throughout the country and are working in the professional world in New York and LA.
The career options for students with a focus in theater are vast. Some examples are:
- Administration - Marketing/Public Relations,
- Teaching - high school or college level or in a private setting in a variety of subjects,
- Performer - actor, director, dancer, television / radio announcer
- Technical - lighting, scene, costume design, stage management, special effects,
- Writing - arts journalist, television writer, editor or publicist.
Spring 21 Production
SUNY Broome's Spring 21 Production is "Shakespeare Bits & Pieces: Words of the Bard of Avon" -- filmed entirely in a Virtual world.
A sampling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes, sonnets, everyday sayings and scenes. Period Music by SUNY Broome Instructor Paul Sweeny runs through the show.
- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- “Romeo & Juliet”
- “Much Ado About Nothing”
- “Taming of the Shrew”
- “Henry VI”
- “Richard II”
- “Merchant of Venice” and many more.