Theatre has a long-standing tradition at Mount St Joseph University, and now... we are proud to share an expanded MSJ Theatre Arts experience. 


The best part of MSJ Theatre Arts is that anyone can be involved. Here at MSJ, everyone is welcome to participate regardless of your major. If you have a real passion for theatre but don’t plan to do it as your day job, MSJ is a great place to give you the tools to continue to be involved in theatre arts.

When a family gathers for Christmas, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.​


MSJ Theatre Arts presents its upcoming production, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley on Nov. 3, 4, 11 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the MSJ Recital Hall. Tickets are $5-$10. We hope to see you there!

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Theatre Lab

Our student group, Theatre Lab, meets weekly throughout the semester offering theatre lovers the opportunity to play fun theatre games, meet new friends, and most importantly, to make theatre.

Theatre Lab holds events throughout the semester, like Zombie Night (where students presented a zombie character they crafted over several weeks to compete for prizes). Periodically throughout the semester we go to see theatre productions at local theatres such as the Know, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. 




Many wonderful theatre topics classes are offered at MSJ including topics from Contemporary Drama, Shakespeare, and an Honors Cincinnati Art Scene course. In Spring 2020, the Acting Workshop course was added. 

Through the Acting Workshop, students discover various acting techniques that fuse intellect, imagination, voice, and body. The course is designed not only for students of the theater, but also for students interested in public speaking, trial law, media, and education, as well as a broad range of other careers in which confident, fluent, and expressive communication skills are essential.



MSJ Renaissance

Wondering about ways to get involved in the arts at Mount St. Joseph University? You can earn a $500 per semester award through participation in the arts, including: Art Guild, Peak Productions, Theatre, University Band, University Singers, or Writer's Block. View more information here.


The MSJ Theatre Arts Program, embedded in the music department, has a brand new rehearsal room, located under the University Theatre; and features two performance venues: the 92 seat Recital Hall and the 1050 seat University Theatre. These spaces as well as rehearsal rooms are available for student-artists to practice their craft.

Recital Hall

University Theatre

Rehearsal Facility
Rehearsal Facility


Want to get into character at MSJ Theatre Arts?

Click below and fill out the recruiting questionnaire, and Lauren will be happy to reach out to you and share all of the information about MSJ Theatre Arts, including potential theatre award opportunities.


MSJ Theatre Arts Director, Lauren Carr

MSJ Theatre Arts is led by Theatre Arts Director Lauren Carr. Lauren is a Cincinnati-raised actor, director, and theatre practitioner.  Visit Lauren Carr's bio page for more information. Contact Lauren at Lauren.Carr@msj.edu.

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About The Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic institution grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the Mount is dedicated to student success and well-being, emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount was founded in 1920 as one of the only women's colleges in the eastern United States at the time. Today the University educates a diverse coeducational population of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation.​