We are a vibrant, active department dedicated to the education and training of theatre artists, scholars, and teachers in an atmosphere conducive to creative scholarship and performance. In addition to our highly regarded seasons, we regularly invite theatre artists and scholars to join us in making and thinking about performance. We recognize that the creation of new work is the life blood of the theatre and to this end we provide opportunities for students to develop and create new performance work while maintaining connections to our history through productions of classic, modern and contemporary texts. The Wexner Center for the Arts compliments our own work with innovative offerings of cutting edge performing artists from around the globe. And we offer diverse ways for our students to connect with the theatre profession through internships and international opportunities.

The Department conducts research and creative projects which contribute to the enrichment of the university and to the field of theatre at large. It offers the citizens of the state of Ohio, the United States, and the international community, through courses, institutes, productions, lectures, and consultation, opportunities for theatre education and production. The Department provides opportunity for all members of The Ohio State University--students, faculty, staff, and alumni--to participate in theatre as practitioner or as audience member.

While we hope that you find the information contained within to be helpful, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!