Emory & Henry Theatre Department
in association with Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia
Our vision is to become the premier theatre program among all liberal arts colleges in the southeast.
The mission of the Theatre Department is to provide students with rigorous pre-professional theatre training within the context of a traditional liberal arts college education. The degree options offered by the Theatre Department are designed to equip students with the skills required to succeed in the professional theatre, graduate school, and wide range of vocations.
The Emory & Henry Theatre Department offers the combined strength of a small liberal arts college and the type of pre-professional experiences often found only in large conservatories.
The E&H Theatre Department has seen remarkable growth since it was established 6 years ago; the number of theatre majors has grown from five to almost 60 in the past four years. The fall of 2011 brings another large class and projections are that the Department will have 55-60 majors by 2012.
E&H has a strong commitment to providing students, faculty, and the surrounding communities with the highest quality arts programming. For our fall events, please click on our Cultural Events Brochure.
E&H listed as one of the 5 Colleges with Great Theater Programs not requiring admissions auditions.
E&H Acting Program listed second among best acting programs in VA.
The Emory & Henry Theatre Department operates in association with the Barter Theatre, a professional LORT C Equity company located in Abingdon, Virginia, ten minutes away from the E&H campus. This association offers theatre majors opportunities for professional internships, mentoring, workshops, and master classes throughout their college career. Barter staff members regularly serve as adjunct faculty and guest artists in the theatre department. In addition, E&H theatre majors have the opportunity to attend professional rehearsals, participate in “talk backs” with the actors and crew after Barter performances, and serve as understudies in Barter productions.
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