Picture this scene: you on stage.
The curtain lifts with bright lights shining overhead, and the audience extends before you in a hazy shadow. In that still moment, the words you’ve rehearsed so many times before explode into your consciousness. In a bold voice, you deliver your lines with a magic that can only be found in live theater.
At Calvin, you’ll discover that magic—and the message behind it. Here, theater tells stories of diverse human experiences from all around God’s world. We challenge ourselves and our audience to see the world differently and to act with empathy and compassion. Whether your role is directing, acting, producing, or designing, you’ll stretch your artistic abilities and leave a lasting impression on the audience.
Here, you’ll use the spotlight to illuminate something much greater than yourself.
Organizations and clubs
Calvin Theatre Company »
- The Calvin Theatre Company produces two major stage productions during the academic year. Students with all kinds of talents from all different majors are welcome—from actors and directors to set builders and dramaturgs. Develop skills and relationships that will last long after your final curtain call at Calvin.
Calvin Improv »
- Calvin Improv has been performing short-form improvisational comedy on-campus and around the area for over 20 years. We do several free on-campus shows a semester, and it's always fun. Many of our alumni have gone on to perform in groups such as River City Improv, Pop Scholars, the Don't We Boys, and Second City.
Newfound Narrative »
- The Newfound Narratives One-Act Festival is a script writing and one act festival led by and for current students from a variety of departments. It is dedicated to providing co-curricular experiential learning opportunities to young artists in the Midwest through collaborative and creative processes in all areas of professional theatrical production work.
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