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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John Hickok

On, Broadway, Hickok created the roles of Zoser in Elton John’s AIDA, Governor Slaton in the Tony-winning PARADE, and Professor Bhaer opposite Sutton Foster in LITTLE WOMEN. He can be heard on all three cast albums. Most recently on Broadway he was seen opposite Frank Langella in MAN AND BOY, and was also in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD and Rupert Holmes’ ACCOMPLICE.

Favorite shows in a long career –

John Adams in 1776, directed by Frank Galati at ACT in San Francisco, Polonius in HAMLET at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Beauregard opposite Michelle Lee in MAME at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Dillard in FOXFIRE with James Whitmore at George Street Playhouse, Mercutio in ROMEO & JULIET at Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Todd opposite Kim Hunter in the off-B’way premiere of EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, which he also directed. He’s played Lysander twice and Peter Quince, as well as directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

He’s directed all over this country and, in London, directed the critically acclaimed, Olivier-Award-winning world premiere of BURNING BLUE at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on the West End.  He also directs college productions: URINETOWN, SPRING AWAKENING and RENT at CCSU, THE BALD SOPRANO and Albee’s AMERICAN DREAM AT Queens College, and HOT L BALTIMORE at Bard. As a teacher, he specializes in Shakespearean verse for actors, which he’s taught in NYC, and was a visiting professor in theatre at Bard College for three years.











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