Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Maiko Chii, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts


Maiko Chii has been working as a set and costume designer since 2002 and designed many educational conservatory as well. Her selected design credits for Scenery: Merrily We Roll Along (nominated for a 2011 Jeff Award, The Music Theatre Company), White People, Marathon 2010, The Princess of Waco, Marathon 2009((Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, The school for Scandal, Fanshen, Comedy of Errors (CCNY), Time 365:24:7(The Brick), All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go (SCSU at New Haven) , Mistakes Madeline Made (Yale Repertory Theatre), Hamlet (Yale University Theatre), and for Costumes: The Crane Wife (C. Eule Dance Company), Titus Andronicus, and The Lacy Project (1156 New Theatre). She is a member of  United Scenic Artists local 829 IATSE. Maiko was awarded the 2007 Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design, and the 2003 Charles Elson Award In design. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama.










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