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

Sydney Maresca

[Costume Design]

Sydney Maresca recently designed costumes for Blood Play (The Debate Society), Curlew River & Riders to the Sea (Juilliard), Hand to God (Ensemble Studio Theater), The Lapsburgh Layover (Ars Nova), The Yellow Brick Road (TheatreWorksUSA), The Little Death, Vol. 1 (Incubator Arts Project), Nostradamus Predicts the Death of Soho (Soho Think Tank), The Zero Hour (13P), and MilkMilkLemonade (The Management).  She is a resident designer with The Debate Society (OBIE, 2012) and her other work with them includes Buddy Cop 2, You're Welcome, Cape Disappointment, The Eaten Heart, A Thought about Raya, and The Snow Hen.  Upcoming film work includes: Sin Matador, The Jones/Havemeyer Wedding, and Robin's Big Speed Date (Movie 43).  Sydney has an MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.  She was nominated for a Henry Hewes Design Award for Best Costume Design in 2011 and is a winner of the Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Designer-Director Showcase.  Sydney is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.










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