College of Creative Arts and CommunicationYoungstown State University

Department of Theater and Dance
PH:  330-941-3810
theater AT ysu DOT edu.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PH:  330-941-2000

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Alpha Psi Omega (student honorary society)





  • Joel Stigliano BA 2009 has been cast in the Western tour of Elf as Mr. Greenway. 
  • Joseph Alvey BFA 2014 will be playing the part of Peter Pan in Shrek: The Musical at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Indiana.
  • Jonathan Zelezniak BFA 2011 is the Master Electrician at the Lincoln Park Preforming Arts Center.  He also designed lights for Day Of The Dog at 59E59 Theater in New York City.

Theater and Dance in the News

Dance management grad earns top honors

NEXUS Grants Awarded to Several Theater Students




A recent survey of top creative professionals in business stated that theater-based skills are important to the workplace because of the focus on collaborationin diverse teams to develop a concrete product based on abstract concepts with limited resources in a compressed amount of time.




Theater Studies at Youngstown State University consist of an appropriate blend of academic and practical coursework leading to a Bachelor's degree in this most human of all the arts. As a theater student, you will explore the many faces of human nature by means of creative reenactments drawn from heightened moments in life.  As student actors, directors and designers, you will gain experience in the practical crafts involevd in bringing the results of those explorations to the public stage.

The undergraduate focus and the reasonable size of our department assures that theater majors will get close personal attention from the faculty, and that they will be able to audition successfully for roles in the production season from the very beginning of their matriculation.

With a varied selection of dramatic and musical works, and an academic curriculum which provides the theoretical and practical skills necessary to produce them, the comprehensive program at Youngstown State University is structured to train theater practitioners who are able to function confidently on either side of the footlights.

Youngstown State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST).



adapted by Scott R. Irelan

A retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas appartions.  There will be plenty of activities for the whole family in the lobby.

Presented by Penguin Playhouse and Alpha Psi Omega.

December 5   7:30 p.m.

December 6   2:00 p.m.  and 7:30  p.m.

Ford Theater

For tickets, call the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105

or order on-line YSU.TIX.COM






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