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Cabrini University offers a variety of theater courses for students who wish to study specific dimensions of the theater arts as a Theater minor.

Contact Information

Amy Persichetti, EdD
Chair, Writing and Narrative Arts
Associate Professor, English
Grace Hall Room 212

Theater Minor Program Details

Learn about theater performance, scriptwriting, production and design, as well as theater history and explore your interests either on stage or behind the scenes as a Theater minor.

By participating in our Theater program (as casual students, concentrators, or minors), you'll also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience in London with Cabrini faculty and working theater professionals.

Additionally, the program accommodates Education majors who elect the Theater minor to contribute to their future school’s dramatic arts program.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunity to study abroad in London through ENG/THE 289—In a series of weekly on-campus seminars in the spring semester, students will explore the traditions and nature of British and American theater. The course will culminate with a week of seminars and performances in London during which students will experience and analyze a variety of dramatic and musical-dramatic works from both the West End and Broadway. This is offered every two years. If you are interested, please contact Kaitlin Glenn.

  • Explore your interests, whether on stage or behind the scenes. Typically our theater program produces two major student productions annually, along with other productions that are part of senior capstone experiences.

  • Our program often offers free master classes and workshops with nationally recognized theater arts professionals. We also often take students to see live theater at local theaters in Norristown and Philadelphia, and, of course, on Broadway.

  • Annual One-Act Scriptwriting Contest—Each Spring the Department of English offers WRT/THE/ENG 380: Scriptwriting. English majors, theater minors, and especially those enrolled in ENG 380 are invited to enter our annual one-act scriptwriting contest. These scripts are adjudicated by an outside judge and the top three scripts are performed by theater students as part of the One-Act Play Festival. The One-Act Play Festival is an exciting and well-attended event. We celebrate our students’ successful writings with refreshments and a lively evening of theater. If you are interested in entering the one-act scriptwriting contest, please contact Kaitlin Glenn.

Skills Learned

  • Enlarge aesthetic sensitivity, creativity, and artistic integrity
  • Develop competency in acting, theatre education, scriptwriting, directing, or production and design
  • Understand theater and how the theater arts enrich our cultural life
  • Improve knowledge of theater history, dramatic literature, dramatic and dance theory, as well as current trends in the arts