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Theatre Arts Program

Creative, Collaborative and Complex

Studying theatre provides the opportunity to explore the great ideas expressed by this age-old and complex art form, while discovering keys to successful self-expression, participating in the creative processes of theatrical design and its related technologies, and learning about cultural history and its connection to how we live today. Theatrical study also fosters better global citizens, through its focus on diversity across cultures and throughout history.

What makes us great

  • Productions that teach about issues in the world today
  • Opportunity to be involved and engaged from the first semester
  • Faculty with connections to the theatre scene in New York City
  • Participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Opportunities to pursue directing, design, and writing in addition to acting

Little Shop of Horrors

A musical number from our spring production that was unable to be performed.


At Westfield State, Theatre Arts students can explore more than acting—they have the opportunity to design, manage, and build university productions.


Past Productions

Department Announcements

Helpful Links

About Theatre Arts at WSU

At Westfield State, Theatre Arts students can explore more than acting—they have the opportunity to design, manage, and build each show.

The Ely Studio Theatre Callboard

Past Production Galleries

The Tempset

November 2019

Next to Normal

April 2019

O’ Beautiful

November 2018


April 2018

Spring Awakening

April 2017

Big Love

November 2017

Archive of Past Shows

2016 - 2014


  • Regional, national and international theatre
  • Film and Television Production
  • Public Speaking/Speechwriting
  • Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Publishing


Internship opportunities are available for technical design students

Clubs & Organizations

  • Musical Theatre Guild

    MTG offers interested students an opportunity to participate in musical theatre in any capacity on or off the stage.

  • Student Theatre Association