Theater Arts Minor

Stonehill’s Theater Arts program provides students with an additional focus of study in the humanities, education and collaborative arts.


Stonehill Students Grow Skillset While Performing Hit Musical “Little Shop of Horrors” November 15-18

Stonehill Theatre Company continues to challenge students to grow as performers with increase in musical theater productions like “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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Samantha Putko ’16 Chosen to Receive National Fellowship Award

A member of the Stonehill Theatre Company, Samantha Putko ’16, has been chosen to receive a National Fellowship Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.


Students enter the world of Theater Arts and discover themselves and their abilities anew while challenging their body, mind and imagination. Our program aids students' personal development in several ways:

  • A deeper understanding of the workings of the human imagination and emotions
  • The use of the body and voice as a means of expression
  • The complexities of interpersonal relationships as seen in art and life
  • Experiential learning opportunities

Students also have the opportunity to study theater beyond the classroom by attending professional performances in the Boston/New England area. In addition, the work of the Stonehill Theatre Company provides numerous hands-on learning experiences both onstage and behind the scenes. By taking part in the production of plays, students’ sense of responsibility and self-discipline are further tested and strengthened.

Participation in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival allows our students to compete in various areas including acting, design, tech, dramatic criticism and playwriting. Students may also collaborate with faculty in directing and designing main stage productions.

Skills that Translate to Any Field

Stonehill's Theater Arts minor does NOT require an ‘entrance’ audition. All students, from any discipline, are welcome to audition for productions and work on various technical crews.

Having studied and worked in the Theater Arts minor, our students become ready to pursue further goals related to the theatre and other fields that stress:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • A positive self-image
  • Management and budgeting skills
  • The ability to be flexible while also establishing and meeting deadlines
  • Creative thinking and problem solving

Hemingway Theatre

Hemingway Theatre is a 250-seat facility that stages theater productions and dance company performances. Directions.

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