The Theatre Arts program provides training in Drama, Musical Theatre and Theatre Design. The program includes a cultural consciousness that spans contemporary playwrights, world theatre, and classical texts. Our curriculum focuses on the cultural history of theatre, a progression of study in acting performance, text analysis, directing and playwriting as well as production elements including set, costume and lighting design, as well as opportunities to hone their skills in collaboration with the leading theatres in the St. Louis area.

Specific courses offered in Theatre at GCAA: Foundations of Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Theatrical Vocabulary and Concepts, Stage Craft, Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Scene Study, Costume Design, Rehearsal and Performance, Voice and Diction, Acting, Theatre and Cultural History, Fundamentals of Directing, Set Design and production, Playwriting, Directing, Careers offstage (tech. production), Business of Theatre, Auditioning.

Keith Williams, Chair

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Linda Lawson-Mixon



Sean Sheley

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