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Oklahoma!, which started as an undergraduate production at Bard’s Theater & Performance Program, opens on Broadway” (New York Times)


The Guggenheim Foundation has announced the list of its 2018 Fellows. I’m delighted to share with you the news that two current members of the Theater and Performance faculty, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas and Annie Dorsen, have been awarded fellowships in the Drama and Performance Art category, as has our former colleague David Levine. This means that three out of the five current fellows in that field are current or former Bard faculty. John Heginbotham, who choreographed Fantasque in the 2015 SummerScape Festival, has been given a fellowship in Choreography. Click here for more.

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Welcome to Theater & Performance

The Theater & Performance Program aims to develop innovative thinkers and artists, who use great theatrical ideas from the past and present to imagine and instigate the theater of the future. Theater and performance are intrinsically collaborative art forms, and collaboration and devised theater-making are at the heart of Bard’s program. The program trains well-rounded theater-makers, who study the history, theory, and contemporary practice of theater and performance, hone their technical abilities as writers, performers and directors, and create their own productions and performances under the mentorship of master artists and teachers.

The Kitchen

Video from a recent department production of "The Kitchen."

Live Arts Bard

Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory for new performance at the College. Its aim is to develop a community of visiting artists and students who work side by side on creative projects.

Neil Gaiman Talks about Teaching at Bard College

Acclaimed author and Bard College professor in the arts Neil Gaiman discusses how he began to teach writing at Bard in the spring of 2013.

Bard Summer Theatre Intensive in Berlin

The essence of the program is the creative engagement between our students and a wide variety of multi-disciplinary artists working in theater and performance in Berlin. Students explore and develop a vocabulary of creation as each artist approaches the theme from a unique perspective consistent with his/her own artistic practice. Each week will culminate in devised work that will be critiqued in a rigorous but constructive way. Students will also work in groups to create a larger scale project over the four weeks of the program that will incorporate the discoveries made each week.