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Karen Berman, Chair of Theatre
Coordinator of Dance: Amelia Pelton
Associate Professor: Beate Czogalla
Assistant Professors: Eric Griffis and Amy Pinney
Academic Professional: Russell Staples
Lecturer: Iona Pendergast

Department Contact Information:
Georgia College & State University
Department of Theatre
Campus Box 119
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Theatre Department Web site
Chair, Karen Berman,
Senior Secretary, Tina Alvarez,


The GCSU Theatre program creates a community where students frequently work with new texts, advocate social change, and where historical and dramaturgical studies motivate the development of the work. Approaches to performance are through a multitude of international techniques and theories, and environments are developed in which the play can exist - a multidimensional space that is more than background, illumination, or accessories, and where clothing and appearances are motivated by what the characters choose to wear. We believe in exposing our students to a diverse variety of guest artists in small classes. We believe that theatre skills are an essential component of a healthy community.


The Theatre Program is affiliated with the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Georgia Theatre Conference, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


The Georgia College & State University Dance Minor program provides students with opportunities to study dance within an environment conducive to research, exploration, and performance.  Students are encouraged and expected to pursue the physical, scholarly, and imaginative aspects of dance while enriching their communicative and creative skills.  Through classroom and stage experience, as well as work with guest artists, the students learn about the diverse prospects available in the field of dance.  The Dance Minor program mission is supportive of, and parallel to, the liberal arts mission of GCSU which fosters creative thinking and interdisciplinary studies.


Alpha Psi Omega. The purpose of Alpha Psi Omega, the national honorary dramatic fraternity, is to promote the arts, particularly the theatre. Activities primarily involve supporting the Georgia College & State University Theatre program by serving as ushers for performances, sponsoring social events, etc. Membership is based on the frequency of participation in main stage productions. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Theatre programs.


With the expansion of the arts industry, both nationally and internationally, the opportunities for employment for music graduates and for theatre graduates are wide and highly varied.

In theatre, opportunities include the following: acting, directing, technical work, playwriting and dramaturgy in professional and community venues, and on stage or in television/film work; commercial and industrial acting, directing and technical work; teaching drama/theatre (secondary school, university, or studio); arts management; presentation consultation in business settings; commercial and architectural lighting design.

The B.A. in Theatre is a foundational degree affording the broadest scope for career aspirations. There is room for developing minor concentrations in other fields, such as computer science or business; at the same time, there is sufficient focus and intensity to prepare the student for graduate study or entry level work in the field.


  1. Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre
  2. Minor in Dance
  3. Minor in Theatre

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