Theater Performance

Theater Performance

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

The theater performance minor deepens the reach and influence of your oral communication capabilities. Through the lens of theater, you'll discover the impact of textual analysis, explore how physical and vocal delivery choices shape perceptions, and experience the power of collaborative and creative work.

Explore Your Creativity through Theater

At St. Kate's, you'll study theater within a rich liberal arts environment that develops your creativity and leadership skills. Our small class size allows you more hands-on experiences in acting, directing, producing, researching, and writing than at larger colleges or universities.

Participate onstage or backstage in productions of all types in the Frey Theater and other venues and find a path for your own musical and theatrical creativity.

A theater performance minor allows you to gain hands-on experience with internships and student job positions in stage management, production support, and more! Contact Production Manager Troy Wilhelmson ( about job opportunities or Teresa Lyons Hegdahl ( about internships.

Want to get a better look at St. Kate's theater program? Take a look at our past theatrical productions!

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You'll attend and review performances in theaters throughout the Twin Cities and meet visiting artists in the Theater in the Twin Cities course. In the Directing: Event Production class, you learn the craft of directing and event planning, which includes how to analyze audiences, develop budgets and realize your idea. Voice in the Workplace will empower you to develop an impactful and effective speaking voice.

Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl, director of the theater department

For any career in which oral communication is an integral component, a minor in theater performance prepares you to interact with impact. According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, verbal communication is the most important candidate skill in new college graduates.