Theatre Arts

About the Department of Theatre Arts

Welcome to the University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department's website. Here you can discover information about our degree program, learn about upcoming and past productions and discover our faculty and guest artists as well as our department awards and accolades.

The strengths of our department lie in our size and our depth. Our professors are experienced professionals as well as teachers, scholars and artists. We offer our students a rich range of expertise in many aspects of the performing arts.

Housed within our liberal arts university, Theatre provides a strong academic major integrating performance, the creative process at all levels and unique production opportunities.

Located between the cultural centers of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, theatre students have access to world class productions and companies. Theatre Arts students are introduced to a provocative range of human experiences, passions and ideas. Whether reading a play in class, performing a role on stage or working behind the scenes, students share ideas and grapple with larger questions-how we as a society express ourselves, how we communicate our needs and how we reconcile our differences.

The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department emphasizes theatre's uniquely collaborative nature and invites each of our students to participate in something larger than him or herself.

Going in as a designer, I have to think about how the writer wrote the story, and I get to play off of that with the setting for the production. After spending months designing a show, I get to walk into the theatre and see it come to life—nothing comes close to that feeling.

Kolby Ratigan ‘21

Read more about Kolby on the Bulldog Blog