Our goal is to prepare students for the rigorous demands of working in the professional theatre or further study on the graduate level. Required coursework is designed to expose students to all aspects of the collaborative process – acting, directing, designing, and theatre history. Plays are taught not as literature but as blueprints for theatrical production.
Complimenting our training is required participation in our season. There is no pre-casting and no exclusion of underclassman. We are committed to mounting a wide range of plays, exposing students to a wide variety of dramatic literature and a variety of production styles. At Loyola, you will gain valuable experience for your growth as a theatre artist.
The Theatre program at Loyola builds on the long standing tradition of Jesuit involvement in the theatre. In the contemporary sense, this means a dedication to cura personalis: care for the whole person. Through the teaching of theatre, Loyola seeks to produce well-rounded students able to synthesize theory and practice, body and mind, interpretation and action.
Spotlight Players - March 19-20, 2021
Jake's Women by Neil Simon
Tickets available online through the Loyola Box Office.
Poisoned Cup Players - February 25-28, 2021
MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel
The Theatre program is hosting the Internationally Acclaimed Brazilian Actress Fernanda Montenegro in a live webinar "A Cultural and Generational Exchange: Revealing Fernanda Montenegro" on March 22 at 4:30pm.
4:30 - 6:00 pm (ET)
Register for the Montenegro webinar
Fernanda Montenegro has accumulated several national and international awards over the years. In 1999, she received the Silver Bear in Berlin for her acting in the film Central Station and she was a Golden Globe and Academy Awards nominee. She is also an Emmy Award Winner for Best Actress. She is the only actress being nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for a performance in the Portuguese language. The event wants to spark a discussion with and interest by students and faculty about her creative work in radio, theater, television, and film from the lens of someone who has worked on these areas for over seventy years. The event will offer an hour and thirty minutes of program via Zoom where students and faculty from Loyola University Maryland and community will listen to Fernanda Montenegro talk about her experience, what she has witnessed throughout her life and how it has affected her work.
Associate Professor Daniel Pinha, Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Program
Professor Dr. Tania Rosas-Moreno, Department of Communication