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The Franklin College theatre department is open to all students regardless of experience or major. Faculty serve as collaborators and mentors to help you do your best work. The work you do in theatre classes is hands on and you have opportunities not only to perform but also to direct and design. When you graduate from Franklin College with a degree in theatre, you won’t leave a bunch of projects from a class, but realized designs (lighting and scenery) from our mainstage productions.
The Richard A. Harrison Endowment for Theatre was established through a generous donation from Richard Harrison (’57), an Emmy award-winning producer and director and Tony nominee. He was a passionate advocate of professional and educational theatre and saw the benefits of finding ways for the two to intersect. Through this endowment professional guest artists come to campus each year and work with students. The goals of the Richard A. Harrison Visiting Theatre Artist Program are: