You'll have many opportunities to get involved, even in your first year on campus. You will be able to audition for four to eight performances a year that require actors and technical crews. American College Theater Festival representatives respond to each performance, giving our students the opportunity to advance to regional and national competition.
Our students have choreographed dance concerts, led children's drama workshops, organized storytelling sessions, and directed middle and high school productions. They have taken internships at the Guthrie and CLIMB theaters in Minneapolis, the Santa Fe Opera, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, and more.
At our High School One Act Festival, held every other year, our students work with high school students from across the nation who come to perform their plays. Dordt students also perform and help lead workshops and discussions about dramaturgy, directing, technical theater, and other aspects of theater.
You will learn hands-on skills by working in the scene shop, costume shop, and box office. Many of these are student employment positions, allowing you to get paid while learning valuable skills.