Once Upon a Mattress - Sterling CollegeAbout the Program

The theatre arts major provides the student with focused study in theatre history, criticism, literature, design and advanced performance, and production including acting, stagecraft and directing.

Theatre laboratories give students acting and production experience through an annual season of plays including musicals, classics and modern drama via settings including main stage, intimate dinner theatre, touring children’s theatre and alternative spaces. Plays are chosen to cover a representative range of styles, genre, topics and periods in any four-year course of study.

Work and practicum opportunities are also available in professional theatres, summer stock, theme parks and other related settings.

The program has an excellent record of students being admitted to graduate programs. Skills and qualities developed by the program include organization, artistic design, self-expression, leadership, human relations, self-awareness, critical judgment and creativity.

2019-2020 Theatre Productions
October 10, 11, 12, 2019 @ 7:30pm
October 13, 2019 @ 2:00pm
November 22, 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
November 24, 2019 @ 2:00pm                                       
Loves Labor Lost
February 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019 @7:30pm
March 6, 7, 8 2019 @7:30pm
March 9, 2019 @1:00pm
April 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
April 24, 25, 2019 @6:00pm
April 26, 2019 @2:00pm
SC Theatre Workshops | Our annual theatre workshops, followed by lunch and a matinee! This year’s production will be The Liar. There is a small cost per student to attend. Pre-registration is required and will open in November.​

Past Theatre Productions


  • Secondary Education Licensure

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Actor
  • Advertising
  • Director
  • Make-up artist
  • Costume designer
  • Acting coach
  • Critic
  • Lighting designer
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Set designer
  • Stage manager
  • Theatre manager

Sample Courses

Extracurricular Activities

  • TASC (Theatre at Sterling College)

Theatre Arts Scholarship Requirements

  • Theatre Performance – Perform two contrasting monologues. In addition, if interested in Muscial Theatre please bring 16 bars of song. 

  • Technical Theatre – Be prepared to discuss your interest in Technical Theatre. Bring any of the following (if available): 

    Photos of productions/props/set pieces you have worked on. 

    Drafting plates, or technical drawings you have created. 

    Prompt books, or research files you have created for your designs. 

    Any models or renderings.

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Sasha Hildebrand
Artistic Director/Assistant Professor of Theatre
Stephen English
Technical Director/Associate Professor of Theatre
Ken Troyer
Assistant Professor of Communication;
Chair of the Communications, Media and Theatre Arts Department;
Director of Forensics and Debate