It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Wayne E. Robinson, Jr., Associate Professor from FIU’s Department of Theatre. Professor Robinson passed away in his home in Pembroke Pines at the age of 60. Wayne Robinson graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech [...]
FIU Theatre is uniquely situated in a major global city distinguished by cultural diversity and a vibrant arts scene. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the department’s primary purpose is to immerse students in the practical work of theatre production while familiarizing them with world theatre history, criticism, literature, theory, and analysis.
We produce 4-5 shows a year, spanning genres, historical eras, and styles. All of our shows are performed, designed, and built by our talented students and faculty. The shows serve as the laboratories where our students put their learning into practice.
Only 125 majors are selected for our program. This gives our students many opportunities to work on productions and receive one-on-one mentorship from our quality faculty. FIU is the fourth largest university in the country, meaning our students get all of the perks of a large university while enjoying the luxury of a small program.
Our students travel to, and present work at, regional and national conferences like the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), where they are consistently recognized for the quality of their work. In 2018, four of our students won all expenses paid national fellowships to the National KCACTF in Washington, DC. The fellowships were for Scenic Design, Stage Management, Directing, and Theatre Journalism.
Our home is the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, a professional-caliber theatre venue with a 200 seat proscenium theatre and a 90-120 seat black box theatre. It also has cutting-edge scene and costume shops, a design studio, and a light lab stocked with the latest technology. We also have classroom and performance spaces across campus, like our DM-150 Theatre where we perform some of our shows and present student-directed work.
Department of Theatre News
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Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has [...]