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Drama & Theatre

ONE OF America's most
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED & award-winning theatre programS

Led by award-winning actor and director Professor Anthony Stockard, Norfolk State University has collected numerous national awards and recognitions in drama & theatre which include:

  • 2017-2018 Best Fine Arts Program at The 2017 HBCU Awards in Washington, D.C.
  • 2016 National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards for Distinguished Performance & Production Ensemble and Distinguished Performance by an Actor in a Play.
  • Back-to-back festival selection to the 2015 & 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.

training america's next generation of actors, artists & technicians

Rigorous and immersive classroom instruction, taught by working professional artists, in state-of the-art facilities, is enhanced by workshops, Q&A's, guest lectures and training sessions from consummate artists that include Broadway and Hollywood stars. Students in drama are consistently presented with opportunities to train, participate and compete in regional and national festivals, competitions and conferences. In addition, many students enjoy working professionally at area theatres while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

We develop skilled, creative, intelligent, disciplined, professional and successful theatre practitioners who impact and enhance our campus, our community, and the world.