Ready to take center stage?
There’s no such thing as a typical Purchase actor. What they have in common is raw talent, creativity, and daring. Your cohort is your “company,” sharing the intensity of the four-year sequential program that will test the depths of your instrument—your body, voice, and personality—to reveal your essence as an artist.
Your BFA acting practice is informed by dramatic literature and analysis, the history of theatre, stage combat, improvisation, physical comedy, makeup, acting for the camera, the business of acting, and audition technique.
Senior acting students perform a showcase of theatrical scenes for industry professionals each year. Purchase College is a member of the distinctive Consortium of Conservatory Theater Training Programs.
Purchase Repertory Theatre
Each year, the conservatory presents several seasonal productions—exciting and bold interpretations of classic and contemporary plays that bring to the stage for the first time the next generation of actors, designers, and technicians. All conservatory productions are designed and produced exclusively by students under the mentorship of faculty and staff.
Fall 2023 Productions
Heroes of Fourth Turning
Meet a few of our acting alumni carving unique paths throughout the industry.
Eberhardt is part of the star-studded cast of Enemy of the People at Circle in the Square Theatre.
The accomplished casting director and lecturer in Acting won for casting Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers.
The sought-after voice and dialect coach helped Da’Vine Joy Randolph prepare for her award-winning performance.
Jones shared his expertise on working with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Hudson and on the power of acting training.
Marisol by José Rivera / Directed by Dennis Hilton-Reid / See a gallery of recent performances.