Theatre & Film
Theatre student applying makeup at Berea College

Berea College


Welcome to the vibrant world of theatre and film at Berea College, where creativity takes center stage and storytelling comes to life!

Our Theatre & Film Department is a thriving hub of artistic expression and innovation. Whether you're a budding actor, a passionate filmmaker, an aspiring musical theatre performer, or a dedicated member of our crew, our department offers a rich tapestry of opportunities for you to explore, learn, and grow! With a range of programs, including a Theatre Major, Theatre Minor, Film Minor, and Musical Theatre Minor, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey where the spotlight is on you.

Join us as we cultivate the next generation of storytellers and stagecraft artists in a close-knit and supportive community dedicated to the pursuit of theatrical excellence!

Up Next!

Eurydice 2024 Berea College Poster

“Eurydice” reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice not through Orpheus’s infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bride, but through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. 

-Sarah Ruhl, Playwright

This iconic story of love, loss, and memories is directed by our senior student director K.C. Bowling.

About Us

Berea College Theatre is the primary on-campus theatre organization, producing an assortment of student and faculty-directed Mainstage productions each academic year. The Theatre Department also supports a co-curricular Labor Department, with 28 full-time positions available to students. From onstage to behind the scenes, and everything in between, students learn the foundations of a fully operating theatre through hands-on experience.

Contact Us

Berea College | Jelkyl Drama Center | CPO 2148 | Berea, KY 40408 | 859-985-3300