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MaKayla performed at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.

“Theater studies at EMU have opened my eyes to concepts like social justice and portraying the human condition. My internships at the Folger Theatre in DC opened so many doors for me. I gained insight into the real, behind-the-scenes world of theater. I cannot thank EMU enough for guiding me into a real theater career.”

MaKayla Baker, a rising senior, interned at the Folger Theater through EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center in Spring 2015 and performed in the Twelfth Night performance in the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. in the summer.


Careers in Theater

Recent EMU graduates are working as stage designers, technicians, directors, and actors.

Possible Theater Careers

  • acting (stage, television and film)
  • directing, playwriting
  • design (scenic, costume, lighting and sound)
  • marketing
  • theater administration
  • drama ministry
  • journalism
  • drama therapy
  • theater for young audiences
  • children’s theater
  • technical theater
  • conflict transformation
  • theater scholarship
  • theater education

Internships and Practicums

While at EMU, students may take advantage of our strong Washington Community Scholars’ Center, the university’s residential seminar and internship program in the nation’s capitol.

EMU Theater students are thus afforded the exciting opportunity to engage in internships and advanced theater study with professional companies in one of our country’s premier theater communities.

Current Grads in the Field

Our graduates are active in professional fields such as acting, theater administration, and drama ministry, a breadth of interest also embraced by the department’s current students.

At EMU, the commitment to developing, sharing and employing our work and gifts is absolute.