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For more information about the Theater Program, please contact the Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts:

Sabina, Leslie
Dr. Les Sabina
(716) 375-2320
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Room 205


Dr. Ed. Simone
Director of the Theater Program 
(716) 375-2361
206 Quick Center for the Arts

Izmir Ickbal
Adjunct instructor
Theater design/tech

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Theater at SBU


Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater

St. Bonaventure University’s B.A. program in Theater offers small classes — the kind of classes you always hoped you’d find — with plenty of individual attention and mentoring.

Whether it’s "Acting for the Camera,"  "Theatrical Design," "Shakespeare in Performance," or the "History of Musical Theater," you’ll be able to express yourself and grow your skills and knowledge in our theater labs and classes. 

And you’ll be taught by working theater professionals with decades of experience in theater and related media.

SBU’s Theater program offers a diverse production season of classic and contemporary plays as well as premieres. From "The Burial at Thebes" to the full-production premiere of "More Than Before," to a Mardi Gras Twelfth Night" and Lisa Dillman’s "The Walls," SBU Theater offers the opportunity to get on-stage and technical production experience from your first semester in two performance spaces.


Award-winning productions

Our award-winning devised theater productions have allowed students to develop new stage works based on current social and political themes, and that resonate with the community.

Recent on-campus workshops have included a three-day acting intensive from master-teacher and author Jane Brody. And our students regularly participate in the regional conferences and festivals of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). 

SBU Theater is a welcoming, nurturing program based in ensemble. Every major or minor contributes to the success of every class, and on or off stage in every production.

Our theater graduates have gone on to receive internships at the Alley Theater and ACT; attend graduate and conservatory programs in acting, creative writing, stage management and theater education; write for theater and media blogs; and are making their marks in theater and all sorts of production and performance media.


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The seven-foot rod and backpack puppet of the Ghost of Hamlet's Father for our fall 2016 production of Shakespeare's Hamlet was designed and built by SBU Theater alumna Allie Herryman. The original musical score was composed and realized by SBU Music Program Director Dr. Les Sabina and SBU Theater Director Ed. Simone in the Visual and Performing Arts Department's Audio Lab.

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