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Semester on New York Theatre

This program is offered in alternate years and requires a full-year commitment. The fall semester consists of weekly classes and experiences in New York City as the student ensemble devises an original show. In the spring semester, the ensemble rehearses and performs the piece on Drew’s campus. When the show closes, students return to NYC for meetings and workshops with theatre professionals as they prepare for their careers after college.

Applications are due by March 10.

nycTREC Information Session: Semester on New York Theatre (Full Year – Fall & Spring)

Date: Friday, February 9th
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Dorothy Young Center for Arts, ARTS 138

Date: Wednesday, February 14th
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Dorothy Young Center for Arts, Theatre Wing Lounge

Costs and Financial Assistance

The cost of this program is included in your semester tuition and includes round-trip transportation to New York City from Madison and program-related events and activities.

All of your Drew University financial assistance, whether merit or need-based, may be applied to all Drew-sponsored semester programs.

Required Courses

THEA 391 – Theatre Arts Fall: New York Semester Colloquium

THEA 391 – Theatre Arts Fall: New York City Colloquium

4 Credits

Research the major American theatre organizations and institutions.  Attend cutting-edge live performances.  Hear from notable theatre guest speakers.  Attend intensive workshops with professional theatre company.  reflect on these experiences to create your personal theatre manifesto and work with your peers to develop a concept for an original ensemble piece that will be produced in the spring. Offered as THEA 400 prior to Fall 2021. Enrollment limited to approved juniors and seniors only, with priority given to seniors.

Permission of instructor required. 

Prerequisite: 8 credits in the Theater & Dance Department

CLA-Off Campus Experience, CLA-Capstone

THEA 392 – NY Semester Theatre Practicum

THEA 401 – NY Semester Theatre Practicum

4 Credits

Create and perform a devised show as an ensemble under the mentorship of a renowned New York City theatre company. Stage the show at Drew, using advanced skills in acting, directing, design, technology, dramaturgy, dance, and more. After the show closes, students have the opportunity to create a short, original piece guided by professionals to be shared in NYC. Enrollment limited to approved juniors and seniors only, with priority given to seniors. Students must have completed a minimum of eight credits in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Permission of instructor required. 

Prerequisite: 8 credits in the Theater & Dance Department & THEA 391

CLA-Off Campus Experience, CLA-Capstone