Theatre

Christopher Petit (Theatre)

For the student planning a career in professional theatre, the opportunities at Whitman are threefold:

  1. A strong liberal arts background, necessary because the theatre may deal with anything and everything about being human.
  2. Rigorous training in a variety of theatre disciplines, necessary because theatre is collaborative, and the quality of our work depends on understanding that of our colleagues.
  3. Frequent opportunity to participate in performance, necessary because performance is the language of theatre.

In addition to its courses of study, the theatre department annually presents eight major productions in its two theatres as well as numerous informal performances. Participation in theatre productions is open to all Whitman students.