Theatre & Film

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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.

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Coming in April - Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

Coming in April - Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged - one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Purchase tickets

News and Stories

Ostrowski produces, writes, and directs short film - Well Born

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 directed by Professor Lucas Ostrowski, in cooperation with the BGSU Theater and Film Department Faculty and Students. The film is set to premier April 28.       View movie trailer

Sara Chambers wins  the Woman of Distinction Award!

Sara Chambers wins the Woman of Distinction Award!

BGSU students, faculty and staff who have the excellence, ingenuity and ability to overcome barriers for women were honored at the 4th annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony on  March 1st. The women selected for this honor represent diverse backgrounds, personal characteristics and life experiences. They are also lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls. Read More

The Lost History of Modern Acting

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