Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Loyola Theatre Department

Theatre

Our goal is to prepare students for the rigorous demands of working in the professional theatre or further study on the graduate level. Required coursework is designed to expose students to all aspects of the collaborative process – acting, directing, designing, and theatre history. Plays are taught not as literature but as blueprints for theatrical production.

Complimenting our training is required participation in our season. There is no pre-casting and no exclusion of underclassman. We are committed to mounting a wide range of plays, exposing students to a wide variety of dramatic literature and a variety of production styles. At Loyola, you will gain valuable experience for your growth as a theatre artist.

The Theatre program at Loyola builds on the long standing tradition of Jesuit involvement in the theatre. In the contemporary sense, this means a dedication to cura personalis: care for the whole person. Through the teaching of theatre, Loyola seeks to produce well-rounded students able to synthesize theory and practice, body and mind, interpretation and action.      

Current Season

Poisoned Cup Players - October 24-27, 2019
Stop Kiss by Diana Son

 

Evergreen Players - November 21-24, 2019
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

 

Spotlight Players - January 16-18, 2019
American Soldiers by Matt Morillo

 

Evergreen Players - February 20-23, 2020
Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh by Jordan Harrison

 

Evergreen Players - April 16-19, 2020
Mamma Mia!
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson

 

 
Mary Beth Akre
Faculty

Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

Fine Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this fine arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.