FIU Theatre is proud to be part of the Royal@FIU World Stage Collaborative, a partnership between FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which provides students with internships, custom curricula and behind-the-scenes access to Royal Caribbean’s experts and facilities.
Our students benefit from this partnership with frequent masterclasses in performance and design featuring top creative talent from RCCL. These hands-on masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. (Read more about a musical theatre audition masterclass with Auri Marcus and Andrew Smithson of Celebrity Cruises Productions)
Students also go behind the scenes of some of Royal Caribbean’s most impressive ships with exclusive tours of the on-board theatre and performance venues, including their cutting-edge technology and fly systems.
“This partnership is an important part of our pedagogical mission,” says Joel Murray, Chair and Artistic Director for FIU Theatre. “Our students benefit greatly from these sessions where they get to learn from and work with seasoned professionals who are working and creating in the entertainment industry. This exposure is invaluable to their continued development as theatre artists.”