Students studying theatre at Carthage are exposed to theatre throughout the Midwest and around the world.
Carthage is located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, giving students access to some of America’s best regional theatre. Chicago’s theatre companies and venues include Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Bank of America Theatre, Auditorium Theatre, and Ford Center for the Performing Arts (See Broadway in Chicago). In Milwaukee, theatre companies and venues include: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Milwaukee Theatre, and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, among others.
J-Term is a special month-long period of study in January in which Carthage students take innovative courses on campus or participate in a study tour to another state or country. Recent J-Term trips offered by the Carthage Theatre Department include:
The Performing Arts in Ireland Students spent a week on campus studying Irish music, instruments, dance and theatrical tradition. Students then traveled to Ireland, where they attended plays and concerts, participated in workshops and lectures, and visited significant sites in Irish history.
Greece: Theatre, Art and Architecture Students visited historic sites, and participated in workshops of mask-making, costume design and Greek folk dancing.
Berlin Theatre: Religious Myth and Political Vision Students spent a week on campus studying German social history and the religious symbolism found in modern German drama. Students then spent three weeks in Berlin attending a variety of stage performances, and visiting historic sites and theaters.
- Exploring New York City: A Slice of Cultural Cheesecake Students examined the development of the modern movements in art and theatre at the end of the 19th century, and the impact and influences of the movement into the 21st century. Students explored the theatres, museums, and art galleries of New York City and saw productions at varying venues throughout the city including Broadway and off Broadway theatres.
Other Travel Opportunities
Every fall, the Carthage Theatre Department takes a faculty-student trip to Ontario, Canada, for the acclaimed Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The festival is a repertory theatre festival permanently located in Stratford.