About the Program

What is distinctive about studying theatre at Sweet Briar?

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  • The theatre faculty at Sweet Briar have extensive professional experience in a wide variety of genres from commercial musical theatre to critically acclaimed and award-winning experimental performance. 
  • Because we believe strongly in student-created work, our students have unparalleled access to our facilities and technology. If you can dream it, you can make it.
  • Local artists as well as nationally known theatre makers visit and work with our students. We benefit from our close connection to the nearby Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
  • Our season features faculty-directed shows, student-directed work, and professional theater and dance from around the country. Students often direct, write, or design as part of their senior capstone projects.
  • Sweet Briar faculty-led learning experiences in London, NYC, and other destinations are a key component of our curriculum.
  • Faculty-led trips to theatre conferences like SETC and USITT, allow students to make connections that lead to career-starting opportunities.