As we all do our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Edgerton Center, in conjunction with the Performing Arts Department, will not produce performances for attendance by the general public at this time. There will be instances of safely produced content made available via livestream or broadcast. Please visit our website for updated information. The health and safety of our students, patrons, faculty/staff, and visiting artists is our priority and we must all do our part to contain the spread of this disease. We look forward to the time we will be able to welcome you back to the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Theatre Arts Program is comprised of innovative and multi-talented students dedicated to creating high-quality theatrical productions at Sacred Heart University.

Theatrefest

Theatrefest

TheatreFest is a three part series where students begin the journey of writing to a fully produced play. The first step, students write scripts and read in front of a live audience for constructive feedback by the audience. The second step, the student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The third step, students produced a full version of their show, including set, costumes, props, sound and lighting. Events are typically held at Little Theatre, from October to April, and are FREE and open to the public.

Reader's Theatre

The first step in script development, new student-written scripts are read in front of a live audience. Constructive feedback is provided by the audience and fellow participants to the author. The goal is a fully produced production. With just a stool and a script, this bare bones reading is the initial step in a journey of writing a fully produced play.

Sep 25, 26 at 8PM
Sep 27 at 1PM


Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.
Livestream options available. Please check this webpage again for additional details.


FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

Black Box Staging

The second step in script development, new student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The plays are performed in a Blackbox setting with limited technical aspects, and simplified sets and staging, allowing for an in-depth focus on acting and writing. This workshop features the revised script work and performances, followed by an audience and author/cast/director discussion. 

Oct 23, 24 at 8PM
Oct 25 at 3PM


Event will be livestreamed. Please check this webpage again for additional details.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

IMPROV

Improv

Improv

Join TAP’s own Improv troupe – “The Pioneer Players” – for a make-it-up-as-we-go night of hilarious gags and games. Like the long-running hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, the night consists of a series of games in which our student performers get themselves in funny situations live, as comedy ensues.

Sep 17, 2020 at 10:10PM
Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10PM 
Nov 6, 2020 at 10:10PM
Jan 22, 2021 at 10:10PM
Feb 26, 2021 at 10:10PM
Mar 18, 2021 at 10:30PM
Apr 1, 2021 at 10:30PM
Apr 22, 2021 at 10:30PM


Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

SHU Coffeehouse

Coffeehouse

SHU Coffeehouse

Nov 3, 2020 at 8PM
Feb 23, 2021 at 8PM
Apr 20, 2021 at 8PM


TAP’s Coffeehouse is a space for open expression whether it is poetry, a monologue, or a song. Join us and bring your own beverage for insight into the creativity of our student body.

Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

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