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Opportunities for Experience

Productions

The department presents two productions per semester, one on the Thoresen mainstage and one in the Lab Theatre. While serving the campus community, these productions serve as capstone projects for senior theatre majors.

Senior Production Capstone

A senior production is arranged in consultation with the department and gives theatre majors an opportunity to research and produce a work of their choosing.

Sock & Buskin

Sock and Buskin, the student drama club, supports the theatre productions and promotes drama as an essential part of life at the College.

The Greek Play

Unique among colleges and universities in the United States, our tradition of the Greek Play goes back to 1909. Every other year, students perform an authentic Greek drama. The production adheres to the original conventions that governed theatre in the time of the great tragedians, believing that the best plays will emerge from the conditions for which they were written.

The College boasts the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, a classic outdoor Greek theatre also affectionately known by students as The Dell. This unique facility allows the plays to be performed in daylight for an audience seated in a semi-circle around the performers. Learn more about the Greek Play.

Endstation Theatre

As Randolph’s professional theatre company in residence, Endstation Theatre Company uses the campus as the home base for its summer production program. They also run the Embark Youth Theatre Conservatory and other community outreach activities. Randolph students enjoy apprenticeship opportunities, workshops, and access to Endstation’s specialized designers, technicians, and artists. Learn more about the Endstation Theatre partnership.

Local Theatre

Lynchburg has a thriving arts community with plenty of opportunities to view live theatre, volunteer, or participate in performances.

  • Professional Companies: Endstation Theatre, Wolfbane Productions, Alluvion Stage, Opera on the James
  • Community Theatre: Academy Center of the Arts, Renaissance Theatre, Masterworx
  • Collegiate: Randolph College WildCat Theatre, University of Lynchburg, Liberty University, Sweet Briar College
  • Schools: Glass Theatre, Cavalier Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Dunbar Theatre, Virginia Episcopal School

Internships

Internships are excellent ways to gain experience. Use your imagination and the assistance of the faculty and staff to design a program that’s right for you. Learn more about internship opportunities.

Summer Research

Spend the summer working closely with a professor and focused on a specific aspect of theatre.

Randolph’s intensive eight-week Summer Research Program enables students to conduct research that is complemented by a thorough review of the relevant literature; live in a residence hall on campus, participate in on-campus summer events, attend special seminars with guest speakers; and share the progress and results of their research. Learn more about the Summer Research Program.

Study Abroad

Randolph maintains partnerships with study abroad programs throughout Europe, as well as in Mexico and Japan, for full-year or semester-only experiences. In addition, you can enroll in a foreign university or study abroad in an approved program coordinated by another U.S. institution.

Randolph also offers several unique international and cultural experience programs.

  • Summer Study Seminars
    Randolph professors lead 2-week study seminars across a range of academic disciplines and in countries around the globe either during winter break, spring break, or the summer. Recent destinations include Iceland, China, Cuba, and Rome, Italy.
  • American Culture Program
    Study abroad at home! This unique road trip program explores the diverse cultures of the United States.
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