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Department Chair
Professor Claudia Orenstein
Hunter North – Rm. 522
(212) 772-5149

Administrative Assistant
Bettie Haigler
Hunter North – Rm. 522
(212) 772-5149

Undergraduate Advisor
Professor Judith Jablonka
Hunter North – Rm. 520H
(212) 772-4642

Graduate Advisor
Professor Mira Felner
Hunter North – Rm. 520B
(212) 650-3338

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Hunter College 
Department of Theatre
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 772-5148
Fax: (212) 650-3584

The Pearl and the Black Sea 2
Musical Theatre Workshop
Much Ado 2
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 1
Much Ado 3
Much Ado 1
Prepared 1
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 3
The Pearl and the Black Sea 4
The Pearl and the Black Sea 1
The Pearl and the Black Sea 3
Prepared 3
Much Ado 4
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 2
Prepared 4
Costume Shop
Prepared 2


The Department of Theatre studies stage production and the relationship between text and performance. The major requires courses in practical hands-on work as well as the study of theoretical, critical and historical approaches to theatre in order to give students an understanding of all aspects of the art form. The curriculum was developed with an emphasis on professional standards. Courses include acting, playwriting, directing, history, theory, design, and production. Undergraduates may take graduate courses with special permission. Many students who graduate from the program work as actors, directors, stage managers, and designers. Students pursuing a major in theatre must work on theatre productions as part of their requirements for graduation. Graduates who concentrate in developmental drama frequently enter the field as teachers and directors of theatre in education. Students have the opportunity for placement as interns and apprentices with various professional groups.

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October 2013 »
Go to full calendar… is an on-line forum for critical writing about the contemporary theater. Published by the Hunter College Theatre Department and edited by Jonathan Kalb, this nationally recognized journal welcomes reviews, essays, polemics, articles, interviews and dialogues about any aspect of theatre, past or present, with an emphasis on productions in New York City.

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