School of Theater

School of Theater

Mason School of Theater stresses the ideal that serious practical training and experience, combined with the breadth and vigor of liberal arts study, offers the best preparation for a life in the theater. The School of Theater prepares its vocational graduates for entry into the professional world and/or graduate study with rigorous, concentrated, and individualized training. Theater students develop the ability to solve problems creatively, think critically, write clearly, and express themselves comfortably through speech and movement. In addition, students establish a personal work ethic and take responsibility for personal and group efforts. 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. Learn more about Mason School of Theater on the website: https://theater.gmu.edu.

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  • Mason Players' “The Originals!” 2022

    On September 9 and 10 of 2022, “The Originals!” offered talented Mason student playwrights and creative artists the chance to share their work in a variety of forms. This Mason Arts at Home presentation is an edited recording of the in-person performance in TheaterSpace. Whether a musical, one-pe...

  • Mason Players' “The Originals!” 2021

    An evening of original new works featuring Mason School of Theater’s talented student playwrights and students. Recorded and edited for a digital Mason Arts at Home premiere on October 8, 2021, “The Originals!” offered Mason’s creative student artists the chance to share their work in a variety o...

  • Love's Labors: Quarrels and Cravings

    “Love’s Labors: Quarrels and Cravings” explores the many ways lovers play, fight, live, and die together in an unexpected collection of Shakespeare scenes. From seething bromances to sacrificial love, the scenes navigate the dreamscape of desire in a physical, 90-minute heartbeat. Originally prem...

  • Gaining Ground: A Celebration of Diverse Voices in Musical Theater

    A musical revue conceived and directed by James Gardiner, Erin Gardiner, and musical director Joe Walsh, and originally premiered on through Mason Arts at Home on October 23, 2020. In the spirit of Jubilee, Mason’s School of Theater gathered songs by BIPOC and/or women composers and lyricists, wh...