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

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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.

Click here for a look back  at the MSJ Theatre Arts 2019-2020 performance schedule.

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. 

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CLASSES

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.

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  FACILITIES

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.


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Recital Hall


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University Theatre


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Rehearsal Facility

 

Want to get into character at MSJ Theatre Arts?

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

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MSJ Theatre Arts Director, Richard Buchanan

Richard-Buchanan.jpgMSJ Theatre Arts is led by Theatre Arts Director Richard Buchanan, who comes to the Mount having already established himself as an actor, director and educator. Richard also serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching theatre arts class ENG 150 Acting Workshop. Visit Richard Buchanan's bio page for more information. Contact Richard at richard.buchanan@msj.edu.


Connect With Us Online!

Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events

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Take a peek behind the scenes on Instagram

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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.​