Whether you plan to spend your life in the theatre or just want to have fun in a college production... Whether you see yourself in front of the footlights or behind the stage, City College offers you all kinds of special opportunities.
OUR PRODUCTION SEASON
Students are invited to audition for our season of productions, directed by faculty members and invited professionals. We do 4-6 such productions on a regular basis in our state-of-the-art mainstage and studio theatres.
Advanced playwriting students who author full-length works are invited to submit their plays for consideration for production. The Department endeavors to pair selected plays with student directors who present them as staged readings and, on occasion, as fully mounted productions.
THE ANNUAL ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Growing out of the Directing 2 Class, students stage and present a marathon of one-act plays in the studio theatres, as a culminating event of the season, one of the most exciting programs we sponsor.
ADVANCED DIRECTING PROJECTS
Highly motivated students who have completed Directing 1 and Directing 2 with a track record of success may come forward with ideas for projects for productions of larger scope. Each year, a certain number of these will be selected for production in the studio theatres and on the mainstage.
ACTING IN FILM PROJECTS
We enjoy a collaborative relationship with the prestigious undergraduate and graduate CCNY Film Programs. Students who gain acting for the camera experience by participating in student films may propose to receive credit for these projects under the Performance Practice in Film rubric.
THE CHARLES GATTNIG MEMORIAL THEATRE LIBRARY
We have more than 5,000 volumes of plays, anthologies, volumes of theatre history and criticism, biographies, books on design and more. This collection, one of the best in the city, is composed of books donated by Glenn Young, owner of Applause Theatre Books along with gifts from former faculty and distinguished donors.
CITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Alongside the Theatre Department’s presentations at Aaron Davis Hall, the not-for-profit organization City College Center for the Arts (www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org) sponsors an extremely exciting season of professional dance, music and performance art events, hosting some of the world’s most exciting performing artists and producing their own professional series. Reduced price tickets are available to CCNY students for many events.