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.
Spring Show "The Penelopiad" Coming Soon!
"The Penelopiad" is a novella by Margaret Atwood. It was published in 2005 as part of the first set of books in the Canongate Myth Series where contemporary authors rewrite ancient myths. In The Penelopiad, Penelope reminisces on the events during the Odyssey, life in Hades, Odysseus, Helen, and her relationships with her parents. See our "Productions" page for show dates and times. Read More
News and Stories
Ostrowski produces, writes, and directs short film - Well Born
In a not-so-distant future, under a totalitarian government know as the United World, Ann - a reproduction specialist, is faced with a difficult task that forces her to question everything she knows about her world. Well-Born is being directed by Professor Lucas Ostrowski, in cooperation with the BGSU Theater and Film Department Faculty and Students. The film is currently in production and is set to premier in May of 2017. View movie trailer
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