Marymount Manhattan

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. Alumni credits are as follows: Broadway productions, such as Spiderman, A Night with Janis Joplin, Big Fish, Kinky BootsSister ActJekyll & HydeBring It OnThe Lion King, Legally BlondeWicked, Avenue Q, Rent and The Drowsy Chaperone; TV credits, such as Glee, The Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance, The Good Wife, Saturday Night Live; New York City theatre company associations, such as Lincoln Center Theatre, Circle Repertory Company, Second Stage Theatre, The New York Shakespeare Festival; and graduate study at such schools as The Juilliard School, Yale School of Drama, Harvard University, Old Globe/University of San Diego, Brown University, and New York University.


Start your career in the theatre at Marymount Manhattan! 

image“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:  Bring It On; US Tour:  Dreamgirls; TV:  Orange is the New Black)