• Admission Contact

      College of Performing Arts
      Welcome Center | Office of Admission
      72 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
      212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    • Second-Year Classic
      In the spring semester of their second year, MFA actors are featured in a production of a classic play in the School of Drama Theater. This production is their first opportunity to work with professional directors, designers, and stage managers with the full support of the College of Performing Arts Production team.

      Notable past productions include: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, and Middletown by Will Eno.

      The upcoming season will be announced in Fall 2018.

      New Visions Directing Festival
      In the fall semester, the work of our graduating MFA directors is highlighted in The New Visions Festival, which features director-driven productions of full-length classic and contemporary works, performed in a repertory setting. These productions highlight the talents of our graduating directors, providing an introduction to each director’s work and aesthetic.

      The Fall 2018 festival will feature MFA directors: Sarah Young, Rebecca Etzine, and Joseph Rizzolo.

      Sueño by Jose Rivera, directed by Sarah Young
      September 27-29, 2018

      99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Rebecca Etzine
      November 1-3, 2018

      Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Kolt és, directed by Joseph Rizzolo
      December 6-8, 2018

      New Voices Playwriting Festival
      In the spring semester, the work of our graduating MFA playwrights is showcased in a repertory of new plays, directed by the graduating directors and featuring the graduating actors.

      The Spring 2019 festival will feature MFA playwrights: Conlan Carter, Collin McConnell, Miles Orduna, and Mallory Weiss.

      MFA Actor Industry Showcase
      Each spring, our MFA Acting Faculty present the graduating actors to leading casting directors and agents in a showcase of their range and material. Please click here to see headshots and resumes for the graduating actors.

      The Spring 2019 MFA Actor Industry Showcase will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019. More information is available here.

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Graduates and Adult Learners

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