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

Administrative Assistant
Nanda Kalimootoo
Hunter North – Rm. 522
(212) 772-5149

Undergraduate Advisor
Professor Dongshin Chang
Hunter North – Rm. 520F
(212) 772-4807

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

Office Hours

Mon 10am - 6pm
Tue 10am - 6pm
Wed 10am - 5pm
Thu 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 6pm

Doll's House 5
The Pearl and the Black Sea 1
The Pearl and the Black Sea 2
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 3
Doll's House 3
Clybourne Park 4
Prepared 1
Doll's House 6
Much Ado 4
Clybourne Park 1
Much Ado 2
Clybourne Park 7
Prepared 2
Clybourne Park 13
Doll's House 4
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 1
Clybourne Park 10
The Pearl and the Black Sea 4
Much Ado 1
The Pearl and the Black Sea 3
Doll's House
Clybourne Park
Costume Shop
The Moment Before It All Went Wrong 2
Clybourne Park 8
Clybourne Park 11
Prepared 4
Musical Theatre Workshop
Clybourne Park 6
Much Ado 3
Prepared 3


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.


The BAKER THEATRE BUILDING is the newly-renovated theatre building named for Patty and Jay Baker. It is located at 151 E 67th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues).

The GRUBER REHEARSAL SPACE (listed has HN-M016 on CUNYFirst) is located in the basement of Thomas Hunter Hall at 930 Lexington Ave (between 68th and 69th Streets).



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