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Our BFA acting students’ practice is informed by offerings in dramatic literature and analysis, history of the theatre, stage combat, improvisation, physical comedy, makeup, acting for the camera, the business of acting, and audition technique. Purchase College is a member of the Consortium of Conservatory Theatre Training Programs.
Senior acting students perform a showcase of theatrical scenes for industry professionals in both Los Angeles and New York each year.
Meet the Class of 2018 Acting Company
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.
Seasons have included the following plays:
Twelve Angry Jurors
A Lie of the Mind
The Good Person of Szechwan
The Winter’s Tale
The Hot L Baltimore
In the Red and Brown Water
The Women of Lockerbie
Blues for Mister Charlie
All’s Well That Ends Well
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
The Coast of Utopia: Voyage
David Bassuk directed a reading the Potok play Out of the Depths.
Azia Rodriguez ’19 and Patrick Moore ’21 participated in hands-on service learning projects to rebuild Puerto Rico.
Five alumni earned nominations, with two career-firsts.
Backstage.com released its list of “25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know.”
A noted scholar and arts administrator, Lorenzo Candelaria is a dedicated advocate for the arts and education.
A. Dean Irby offers advice to acting students in Backstage.