School of Theater
Mason's School of Theater offers every style of theater imaginable, including period pieces, contemporary plays and musicals, all produced in state-of-the-art venues. Students participate in those productions from day one, working with faculty members who are active professionals in their fields. Beyond the classroom, students have access to Washington, D.C., home to a busy film and video hub and the nation’s 2nd largest theater scene.
Student productions each year by the School of Theater.
Venues where students perform.
Students direct half of all productions each season.
Days freshmen must wait before auditioning.
Average number of students involved in the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival.
The Spotlight is on You
Students in the School of Theater pick their own journeys and get individualized attention from their teachers and mentors, who are practicing professionals with contacts in the business.
Classes are small, with an average of about 10 students in design classes and about 24 in performance classes.
Students develop the skills they need to thrive as an actor, director, designer, playwright, screenwriter, teacher or other professional in the field.
All the World's a Stage
Students have many opportunities to learn about theater and practice their craft beyond the classroom.
The Mason Players is a faculty-directed student organization that produces six captivating productions each season. Mainstage productions are directed by faculty members and visiting guest artists, and Studio Series productions are directed by students.
Plays selected for the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are student-directed and student-written.
The London Theatre tour during the winter break term offers students the chance to study abroad.