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.
Evergreen Players - October 2018
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Natka Bianchini
Poisoned Cup Players - November 2018
Getting Out by Marsha Norman, directed by Hannah Machon '18
Spotlight Players - January 2019
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Taylor Fluehr '20
Evergreen Players - February 2019
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bunzli
Evergreen Players - April 2019
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sam Little