• MFA Drama Production
  • Each year, School of Drama students have opportunities to perform, direct, and write for stage. Performances happen in studio presentations, at the School of Drama Theater, and around campus.

    The School of Drama offers a number of events showcasing the work of our graduating actors, directors, and playwrights. The School of Drama also has regular performance opportunities for BFA and MFA students during their course of study.

    MFA Cinema Projects

    During the year-long collaborative course, MFA students study principles of film and produce an original short film. They work with Media Studies students and composers from Jazz and Mannes to create these projects from pre- through post- production.

    BFA Creative Cafe

    Creative Café provides an opportunity for BFA students to propose and produce self-directed projects with the resources and support of the School of Drama and the guidance of a faculty advisor and MFA student project mentor.

    BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival

    This festival highlights the culminating work of BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique and the depth of their critical inquiry skills and often contextualizing their work as that of citizen-artists. While this senior work takes a different form for each student, for all it must be a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects the knowledge and experience gained both in and outside of the classroom and the ability to communicate across disciplines.

    Each spring, our graduating students present their Directed Research projects, which can take the form of either a new/extant play or film/media, in the BFA Dramatic Arts Senior Festival. All projects will be presented in the Glass Box Theater in spring 2020, dates TBA. 

    See headshots and résumés for the graduating class of 2019.


  • MFA New Visions Directing Festival (in two parts)

    The work of our graduating MFA directors will be showcased in two parts over the course of their third year.

    The Director's Lab offers New School’s third-year MFA Directors the opportunity to define their own creative processes as they develop work of which they are the primary creative visionaries. In contrast to other projects these directors undertake that begin with an extant play or with a playwright developing a play, these feature each director beginning with an idea of their own. The lab, an evening of works-in-process, will be presented at The Performance Garage on November 15-16, 2019.

    In the spring semester of their third year, each of the directors will helm a production of full-length classic and contemporary works performed in a repertory setting. These productions highlight the talents of our graduating directors and provide an introduction to each director’s work and aesthetic.


    MFA 29-Hour Workshop Reading Series

    For the third year, the School of Drama will present public industry readings for Drama’s MFA playwrights: Calley Anderson, Jerrod Jordahl, and Ruth Tang. These will be held at the Vineyard Theatre in April 2020. For reservations or inquiries, please email DramaProgram@newschool.edu.


    BFA Actor Showcase

    The spring 2020 BFA Actor Showcase will be held in Stiefel Hall on April 30, 2020. For reservations or inquiries, please email DramaProgram@newschool.edu.


    MFA Actor Showcase

    The spring 2020 MFA Actor Showcase will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020, at The Clurman Theatre in Theatre Row. For reservations or inquiries, please email DramaProgram@newschool.edu.

  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

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