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Theatre & Cinema Performance

Develop acting techniques in an integrative program designed for stage, film and television.

The Theatre & Cinema Performance (TCP) program is designed to fill the huge void between Classical Theatre Training and Acting for Film/TV. Today, we are in the throes of what will be and is considered “the second golden age of television.” Every cable network from A&E to Hulu, Amazon, INSP and, of course, Netflix are creating original content for their networks, offering countless opportunities for the properly trained actor. The traditional “Classical Theatre” training does not adequately prepare students for todays Theatre & Cinema landscape.

The TCP Program Has Three Goals:

  • Provide a craft of acting that works as seamlessly on Stage as on the Screen.
  • Offer our students opportunities to perform in Theatre productions AND Film/TV productions.
  • Encourage an entrepreneur spirit within the confines of a Christian World View.


We offer scholarships in the following disciplines:

  • ACTING – By Scheduled Audition

Acting scholarships are available for students who major or minor in Theatre & Cinema Performance.

The audition consists of preparing TWO contrasting monologues each 1 minute in length.

For all technical theatre scholarships, students do not have to major or minor in Theatre & Cinema Performance. Auditions are by interview.

For more information on auditions at Asbury or to schedule a Tech interview, contact Professor Jeff Day:

2018-2019 Season

in the Greathouse Theatre

Buy tickets for upcoming shows!

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Student Production – directed by Sarah Cole (’20).

Sept 6-8, 7:30 p.m.
Sept 8, 2:00 p.m. 

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of wit.  When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in an evening of delightful mayhem.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Directed by Carol Anderson

Oct. 11-13, 9:00 p.m.

A hilarious comedy.  3 actors, 37 plays, in 97 minutes.  Three of the funniest students you know will weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride.  You’ll experience Shakespeare as you’ve never known it before.  

Suitable for age 15 and up.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by Carol Anderson

Nov. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15-17, 7:30 p.m.

A musical-comedy that explores the cutthroat competition of nerds at the regional spelling bee.   An exploration of joy, heartache, and social awkwardness – and everyone’s need for a family.

Friday Night Live!

9:30 p.m.

Hilarious sketch comedy written & performed by Asbury students for Asbury students.  

C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette

Student Production – Directed by Joshua Pelletier

Dec. 6-8, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, 2:00 p.m.

The beloved story of Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter – and their adventures with Mr. Tumnus, the Beavers, and the White Witch.  C.S. Lewis delightful and classic picture of redemption.  

“Courage dearheart, Aslan is on the move!”

Play Ball

Written and Directed by Jeff Day

Feb. 21-23, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m. (no performance Mar. 1)

Written by One of Asbury’s Own: Theatre Professor Jeff Day!  A story of baseball, love, and family.

The Worship Arts Album

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Come worship with Asbury Worship Arts students as they perform and record a live album of original worship songs.  Always a huge and deeply worshipful event.  Come be blessed!

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Student Production – Directed by Joshua Magee

Mar. 13, 14 – 7:30 p.m.

The classic comi-tragedy of post-WWII Absurdism.  In a world where reason and hope seem to have failed, will Godot ever show up?  As the title suggests, it is a play about waiting: two men waiting for a third. “And if he comes?” one of Beckett’s tramps asks the other near the end of the play. “We’ll be saved.”

The Sophomore Musical !

Mar 28-30 – 7:30 p.m. & Mar 30 – 2:00 p.m.

Friday Night Live!

7:30 p.m.

Hilarious sketch comedy written & performed by Asbury students for Asbury students.