a dynamic, experiential, and diverse educational experience

Theatre Arts at New Paltz

The Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to engaging New Paltz students in a dynamic, experiential, and diverse educational experience. The program offers students a unique combination of contemporary theory and practice within the context of a broad-based and humanistic liberal arts tradition. The faculty of teachers, artists, and scholars provides students with models of excellence in our classrooms, on our stages, in major theatre centers in the United States, and in the global performing arts community.

For Theatre majors, we offer a Bachelor of Arts degree grounded in the history, literature, theory, and applied practice of theatre, giving relevance and meaning to a student's artistic endeavors. General education students experience Theatre Arts as a humanistic endeavor within multiple historical and cultural landscapes.

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In the Spotlight

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Student work on display at Veteran Arts Showcase

Undergraduate student Adelia Roberts '15 (Painting & Drawing) is among a handful of artists who will have their work featured at this year's Veteran Arts Showcase, from Nov. 21-23, at…


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Award-winning musical "Rent" to be performed

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz proudly presents Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical, "Rent," from Nov. 13-15 & Nov. 20-22 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 & Nov….


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Students and faculty team up for "Piano Riot" performance

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Piano Riot: Music for Four and Six Hands," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Julien J. Studley Theatre…


Upcoming Events

11/13/2014 - 11/23/2014

"RENT"

02/26/2015 - 03/08/2014

The Trojan Women

04/16/2015 - 04/26/15

Much Ado About Nothing