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:

 The Brothers Size
We’re Gonna Be Okay
Scenes from Metamorphoses
Earthquakes in London
Mr. Burns
Exit Strategy
Henry VI, Part I

 Blacktop Sky
The Antigone Project
The Maids
The Aliens
The Bacchae of Euripides
The Crucible

Abigail 1702
A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes
A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Tartuffe | 2011Tartuffe | 2011 Blues for Mister Charlie | 2015Blues for Mister Charlie | 2015 Green Bird | 2015Green Bird | 2015
Coast of Utopia | 2016Coast of Utopia | 2016 Serious Money | 2016Serious Money | 2016 Middletown | 2016Middletown | 2016