Ingraham Theatre is a student-centered program that provides a comprehensive theatre experience, with hands-on opportunities for learning in many aspects of production, both onstage and backstage, including:
Set, prop, and costume construction
Lighting design and engineering
Sound design and engineering
Producing and fundraising
Students in Ingraham Theatre classes work together to produce two plays (fall and winter) and a musical every year. Each production has a student assistant director, stage manager, student lighting and sound designers, and costume managers. Once the a production is underway, withroles cast and the backstage team in place, students drive the course of the production. Some stundents only audition for roles; others never do. Some students try both.
The hallmarks of Ingraham Theatre are creativity, collaboration and community.
The Theatre program also offers Theatre I (Intro to Acting) for those students looking to improve their skills on stage. There are other opportunities for students to perform outside the main stage productions through dRAMaRAMa: The Student Directed One-Act Festival and the Musical Theatre Cabaret.
The Theatre program is structured to provide real-world experience that will serve students after graduation. Ingraham graduates have gone on to study acting, musical theatre and technical theatre in college at such places as Tisch at NYU, Western Washington University, University of Washington, Texas State University, Manhattan School of Music, Southern Oregon University, Dickenson College, Whitman College, Muhlenberg, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts NY, and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.