Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts


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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.      

Current Season

Evergreen Players
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Dr. Natka Bianchini
Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm
Friday, October 28, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2:00pm
Black Box Theatre

Poisoned Cup Players
Everybody by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, directed by Jess Kingsley '23
Thursday, November 17, 7:00pm
Friday, November 18, 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2:00pm
McManus Theatre

Spotlight Players
Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Alé Terrero '23

Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
Friday, January 20, 8:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2:00pm
Black Box Theatre

Evergreen Players
One-Act Plays, directed by Directing II students

Thursday, March 23 - Sunday, March 26
Black Box Theatre

Evergreen Players and DR 375
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by Dr. James Bunzli

Thursday, April 20, 7:00pm
Friday, April 21, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm
McManus Theatre

Contact the Box Office at 410-617-1420 for ticket information.

Fatima Velasco


For Fatima, faculty support and the chance to study different subjects are preparing her for her future as a pediatric dentist

Biochemistry, Studio Arts
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Academic Opportunities

Waiting in the wings

Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.