Department of
Theatre Arts

For a student of theatre, New York City is the place to be!  

Why Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan?

The College is centrally located in Manhattan and offers classes that allow students to experience the richness of the city.

We combine professional theatre education and training with the liberal arts, teaching our students how to create compelling, informed, imaginative, and innovative theatre.  

Our students are exposed to great theatre — on Broadway, Off-Broadway, along Theatre Row, and downtown in experimental theatres — and they take advantage of the best of New York City’s internship opportunities. 

Dan Bittner '04 (Broadway: The Vertical Hour; TV: Law & Order, Elementary & Person of Interest)“A true testament to a school is its teachers. I was trained by teachers that I will consider mentors for the rest of my life. Plus, I got to go to college in NYC…I mean, come on!”  

— Dan Bittner ’04 (Broadway:  The Vertical Hour; TV:  Law & Order, Elementary & Person of Interest)


Pursue our B.F.A. in Acting, or major in our B.A. in Theatre Arts and choose among concentrations in Theatre Performance, Design & Technical Production, Directing, Producing & Management, Theatre Studies, Writing for the Stage, and Performance & Digital Media.  We also offer programs in Musical TheatreArts ManagementDrama TherapyArts for Communities, and Music.


What’s next?

Marymount Manhattan is perfectly positioned to launch your career in the theatre, as it did for our 2015 Tony Award winning alumna Annaleigh Ashford. Alumni credits are as follows:

BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS, such as Sylvia, Hamilton, You Can’t Take it With You, Spiderman, A Night with Janis Joplin, Big Fish, Kinky Boots, Peter and the StarcatcherBullets Over BroadwaySister ActJekyll & HydeBring It On, Next to Normal, HairThe Lion King, Legally BlondeWicked, Avenue Q, Rent, and The Drowsy Chaperone. 

TV CREDITS, such as Mr. Robinson, Supergirl, Kevin at Work, Penny Dreadful, Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance, The Good Wife, and Saturday Night Live.

NEW YORK CITY THEATRE COMPANY ASSOCIATIONS, such as Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park, Circle Repertory Company, Second Stage Theatre, New World Stages, The Vineyard Theatre, and The New Group. 

GRADUATE STUDY, at such schools as The Juilliard School, Yale School of Drama, Harvard University, Old Globe/University of San Diego, Brown University, New York University, and the University of California, San Diego.


Start your career in the theatre at Marymount Manhattan! 

“Marymount is where I learned to run a light board, help build a set, and assist in hanging lights. As an actor, I believe it is important to have an appreciation for every aspect of what goes into making a complete piece of theatre. Now I joke with the crew of shows I work on and say…’I know how to do that!’”

— Adrienne Warren ’09 (Broadway:  Shuffle AlongBring It On; US Tour:  Dreamgirls; TV:  Orange is the New Black)