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Find your passion. Find your voice. Find where you belong in MSJ Theatre Arts.


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With a focus on student opportunities, MSJ Theatre Arts offers dynamic and diverse productions of plays, musicals, readings, workshops, classes and more. Our process-based training creates a welcoming environment where all feel a sense of belonging as we work together or create artistic performances. Combining supportive training from professional artists and top-notch productions, Theatre Arts is open to all of the MSJ community.

Theatre Arts Ensemble

Theatre Arts Ensemble meets weekly throughout the semester, offering additional theatre training and opportunities for all of the MSJ community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the audition process, resumes, the business of theatre, and more!

Throughout the year, we enjoy guest artists and workshops to add to the overall theatre experience. Periodically, this group attends theatre productions at local theatres such as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre, the Know Theatre and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.



Many wonderful theatre topics classes are offered at MSJ including topics from Directing for the Stage, Contemporary Drama, Shakespeare, and an Honors Cincinnati Art Scene course. 

Students discover various acting techniques that fuse intellect, imagination, voice, and body. These courses are designed not only for students of the theatre, but also for students interested in public speaking, trial law, media, and education, as well as a broad range of other careers in which confident, fluent, and expressive communication skills are essential. 


MSJ Renaissance

Wondering about ways to get involved in the arts at Mount St. Joseph University? You can earn a $500 per semester award through participation in the arts, including: Art Guild, Peak Productions, Theatre, University Band, University Singers, or Writer's Block. View more information here.


The MSJ Theatre Arts Program, embedded in the music department, has a brand new rehearsal room, located under the University Theatre; and features two performance venues: the 92 seat Recital Hall and the 1050 seat University Theatre. These spaces as well as rehearsal rooms are available for student-artists to practice their craft.

Recital Hall

University Theatre

Rehearsal Facility
Rehearsal Facility


Want to get into character at MSJ Theatre Arts?

Click below and fill out the recruiting questionnaire, and Lauren will be happy to reach out to you and share all of the information about MSJ Theatre Arts, including potential theatre award opportunities.


MSJ Theatre Arts Director, Lauren Carr

MSJ Theatre Arts is led by Theatre Arts Director Lauren Carr. Lauren is a Cincinnati-raised actor, director, and theatre practitioner.  Visit Lauren Carr's bio page for more information. Contact Lauren at

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About The Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic institution grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the Mount is dedicated to student success and well-being, emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount was founded in 1920 as one of the only women's colleges in the eastern United States at the time. Today the University educates a diverse coeducational population of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation.​