The lights go down. A crowd falls silent. For a moment, you can hear everyone breathe in. Not just the audience in their seats but the actors backstage waiting to enter stage left; the crew on the catwalks high above the proscenium; and the light and sound techs in the booths at the back of the house. It’s the excitement of a theatre performance about to begin.
You may know this feeling and the hours of preparation that go into putting on a show. As a theatre minor, you’ll continue developing your skills in acting, writing, directing, designing, stage managing, and costuming. The communication skills you’ll develop can be applied to a wide variety of careers and public speaking situations