Marymount Manhattan

Programs of Study

 

The Department of Theatre Arts views a liberal arts education as an integral part of students’ theatre studies and training. It is our philosophy that the more well-rounded the education of theatre students, the better prepared they are to create and produce compelling and imaginative theatre. 

We take great pride in the mentoring of our students. Faculty meet with students on an ongoing basis to review class work, discuss progress, advise on projects, and to guide artistic growth.

BA in Theatre Arts

  • Design & Technical Production
  • Directing
  • Producing & Management
  • Performance & Digital Media
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Studies
  • Writing for the Stage

BFA in Acting

Musical Theatre is an additional 24-credit program, integrating Daily Dance and Private Voice, typically paired with the Theatre Performance concentration.

Options for further study (sampling):

  • Arts for Communities
  • Arts Management
  • Drama Therapy
  • Music

  • Patricia Simon
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

    Coordinator for Musical Theatre Program

  • Timothy Johnson
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    Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts-Acting

  • Ellen Orenstein
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

    Ellen Orenstein is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and the Coordinator for Freshman/Sophomore Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Washington.
  • John Basil
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Mary Fleischer
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    Professor of Theatre Arts
    Chair, Department of Theatre Arts

  • Richard Niles
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Barbara Adrian
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Christine Riley
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    Visiting Instructor

  • Ray Recht
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Good design does not happen by accident.
  • Sydney Maresca
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    Assistant Professor of Theater Arts

  • Kevin Connell
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Recruiter for Theatre Arts

    KEVIN CONNELL is currently a Professor of Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan College, where he serves as Coordinator of Junior and Senior Acting and Recruiter for the Department of Theatre Arts. He attended The Ohio State University (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.).
  • Jill Stevenson
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

  • Mark Ringer
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    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Mark Ringer is a Professor of Theatre at MMC. He has worked as an actor, director, and dramaturge throughout the United States and Europe. His translations of Euripides’ “Bacchae” and Lessing’s “Nathan the Wise” have received successful performances as have several of his adaptations. He was seen Off Broadway as Polonius in two different stagings of “The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project”, an adaptation which he co-authored. His one- play fusion of Shakespeare’ s “Henry IV Parts I and II” was produced at the Shakespearean Theatre of Maine, a production in which he also played Falstaff. He has worked professionally on productions of half of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • David Mold
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    Professor of Theatre Arts
    Chair, Division of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Robert Dutiel
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    Associate Professor of Theatre Arts