Fine and Performing Arts

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Theatre is a collaborative art form, combining the written word of the literary artist, the visual insight of the designer, the speech and movement of the actor, and the interpretation, style, movement patterns and overall guidance of the director. Alvernia University theatre students receive instruction in acting, directing, stage design, technical production, and theatre history.

Francis Hall, the historical landmark of the university and home to Alvernia’s theatre program received a face lift in 2010. The newly renovated Francis Hall Auditorium, a theatre and recital hall, provides a first-class venue for many Alvernia performances. The theatre allows for flexible performance space, including traditional and theatre-in-the-round stages.

Be sure to visit our Theatre Club page and check out our past productions.

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Name Research Interests
Nathan Thomas Associate Professor of Theatre, Russian Drama, Creativity, Arts Management
Brian Prather Assistant Professor of Theatre Design, Stage Design
Faculty Profile

Brian Prather

Assistant Professor of Theatre Design Brian Prather shared the stage with Brian Dennehy when he won the "Jeff" Award in Chicago for "Scenic Design -- Midsize" for his design for "Freud's Last Session" in October.

Student Perspective
I felt welcome in the program from the very beginning. We've been exposed to different styles of shows and playwrights. I even got to be an understudy to a professional actor. It was an amazing experience!” — Jeff Schaefer ’13, Communications and Theatre major, East Fallowfield, PA


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