Theatre Arts

Sweet Briar's program is committed to deepening a student’s knowledge and appreciation of the theater by studying its past, learning the theoretical background of its various parts, including acting, directing, design, play writing and technical theater, and regular participation in theatrical productions. Students have the opportunity to participate in all phases of production work, as well as specialize in either acting/directing or design/technical theater. The department produces a broad range of material from the classics to musicals to modern experimental theater. Students work with the faculty as well as with guest artists each year.


Check out the Fall 2012 Sweet Briar Magazine, highlighting the arts at SBC!


SB Theatre congratulates 2012-2013 Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy Theatre Arts Award Recipient,
Molly Harper '13!

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Molly on the set of her senior production, LIES, which she wrote and directed.
(Photo by Sarah Lindemann ’13)


What our Students and Faculty Did in Summer 2013

Molly Harper ’13: Performed with SB Theatre in Kirin McCrory's CHOPS at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, and then she will attend Mary Baldwin College's graduate school in MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance.

Professor William Kershner: Traveled to Scotland with a cast of 7 SBC students and alumnae to produce Krin McCrory's play CHOPS at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Associate Professor Loretta Wittman: Performed the role of Mrs. Mullins in Carousel for Ash Lawn Opera in Charlottesville.

Associate Professor Cheryl Warnock: Worked as set designer for 2 "stages" at Stagedoor Manor, Performing Arts Training Center in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.

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Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, Spring 2008 (photo by Andrew Wilds)

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Endstation Theatre Company (SBC's resident theater co.)