Events for Prospective Students

For students visiting Binghamton University during President's Week (Feb. 17-21, 2020) and are interested in theatre; we've compiled a list of classes you're welcome to observe and for some, participate in! This is a great opportunity for actors, artist, dancers, designers, stage managers and technicians to see what opportunities await you!

After your information sessions and campus tour, head over to the Admissions Center. Admissions will connect you with a theatre student or staff member to take you to the class you're interested in seeing. If you have any questions, you can also call the main office at 607-777-2567 from 8:30 a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Friday, email us at

Theatre Studies Classes:

THEA 102 Intro to Theatre with Kevin Oakes in LH 1, Tuesday/Thursday 2:50-4:15 p.m Check out a large lecture style class covering the various aspects of theatre arts.

THEA 351 Playwriting with Kevin Oakes in FA 333, Tuesday/Thursday 4:25-5:50 p.m. Students can observe this writing workshop for students to study the techniques of classic and modern playwrights and to develop writing intended to be performed on stage

Acting Classes:

THEA 307 Intermediate Acting: Meisner with Tom Kremer in FA 333, Tuesday/Thursday 10:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This class focuses on the presentation of prepared, structured improvisation exercises.

THEA 308 Intermediate Scene Study with Elizabeth Mozer in Studio A (FA 192), Tuesday/Thursday 10:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This acting workshop approaches scene and monologue work in an organic way based on the principles of Stanislavski.

THEA 310 Body Work with Anne Brady in FA 91, Monday/Wednesday 1:10-3:20 p.m. Body Work is introduction to movement training for the actor and focuses on physical communication through physical action. The class also investigates "self-use" in areas of breathing and alignment, personal habits and body language.

THEA 311 Voice with Anne Brady in FA 91, Monday/Wednesday 3:3-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday 2:50-4:15 p.m. Students in Voice engage in a detailed progression of exercises designed to undo habitual physical and vocal patterns, deepen connection to the breath, and encourage a relaxed and freer use of the vocal mechanism.

THEA 387O Musical Theatre Singing with Peter Sicilian in FA 225, Friday 10:50 a.m.-1 p.m. In this class, observe students who have the opportunity to develop their unique expressive skills through singing!

THEA 389Y On-Camera Acting with Elizabeth Mozer in Studio B (FA 196) Tuesday/Thursday 1:15-3:25 p.m. This class explores the practical art of acting and auditioning for the camera. Working with commercial copy, TV scripts and screenplays. Also includes the technical aspects of film acting such as physical language, terminology, and cold readings.

Design and Theatre Technology Classes:

THEA 287U Intro to Lighting with Tim Thistleton in Studio B (FA 196) Wednesday 10:35 a.m.-1:05 p.m. This class introduces students to the tools, equipment, concepts and methods for modern day lighting design. Visiting students have to opportunity to get their hands on a lightboard if they'd like to!

THEA 341 Stage Lighting with Tim Thistleton in Studio A (192) Thursday 1:10-3:20 p.m. Students from the class will be presenting a realized lighting design.
Costume Shop in B41 (Basement level of Anderson Center) Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Students are welcome to come visit the shop as staff and students work on class projects, costume and craft pieces for Mainstage Productions.

THEA 389G Principles of Theatre Design in 2D and 3D with Laura Fine Hawkes in FA 243, Tuesday/Thursday 10:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Students who visit this class will have the opportunity to participate in the class exercise! This class focuses on foundational skills used to communicate visually, verbally, and artistically in the creation of a theatrical production.

Dance Classes:

THEA 226 Jazz I with JoEllen Kuhlman in FA 93A Monday–Thursday 11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. First level of jazz dance that introduces students to jazz technique, is a strenuous and physically demanding class. It will explore the dance styles of Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Lester Horton, Luigi, Fred Benjamin, Frank Hatchett, and other famous styles of jazz throughout history. Students invited to come observe.

THEA 326 Jazz II withJoEllen Kuhlman in FA 91 Monday–Thursday 10:05-11:25 a.m. Students are invited to observe this course which is the Second level of jazz to further student's technique in jazz dance, including concert, nightclub, television and film, as well as Broadway. Students invited to come observe.

THEA 328 Tap II with JoEllen Kuhlman in FA 93A Tuesday/Thursday. 1:15 pm - 2:35 p.m. This intermediate/advanced class in Tap focuses on musicality, tempo and rhythm changes, speed and clarity of sounds, and varying tap-dance styles on stage and in other modern settings such as concerts, television, and film. Students invited to come observe.