Theatre & Film
In the Department of Theatre & Film, our majors are actively involved in all aspects of production and performance – a key facet in future success. With numerous high-profile campus and community performance opportunities each year, students are in the spotlight the moment they walk in our door.
Comprised of two distinct disciplines and housed in the renowned Wolfe Center for the Arts, we foster the development of the scholar-artist-citizen, through both practical and inquiry-based learning.
Fall show receives 'heavenly' review!
This comedy-drama, written by Topher Payne and directed by Cynthia Stroud, has been called “The Breakfast Club for teachers ... an uncommonly smart and restrained commentary on the public education system.” The show runs during the last two weekends in October in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre. See our Productions page for ticket info. Read More
News and Stories
Alumni Filmmakers Find Niche in Movie Business
Is there a path from Bowling Green to the studio lots, movie sets and bright lights of Hollywood? Apparently so, and it is becoming a well-used track as more Falcons find that their Midwest work ethic, creativity and passion for film plays quite well in one of the toughest businesses on the planet. Read More
Chambers Studies Comedy at the Second City
The Second City is an improvisational performance group focused on social issues, and has developed into the biggest name in Chicago improv comedy. Its alumni list, a veritable who’s-who in western comedy and a training ground for Saturday Night Live, includes such notables as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Keegan Michael-Key, Bill Murray and many others. Read More
The Lost History of Modern Acting
Film historian Dr. Cynthia Baron latest book, Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre, introduces us to the form of acting we know today, setting the record straight and giving credit to all those “unsung heroes” who worked mostly behind the scenes to create a style suited to the changing face of drama. Read More