The FAMU Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre maintains its dedication to developing a competitive and quality theatre program that provides the student with pre-professional training achieved through classroom activities and practical production experiences.

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Welcome To The Essential Theatre
Our Mission

The Essential Theatre maintains its dedication to developing a competitive and quality theatre program that provides the student with pre-professional training achieved through classroom activities and practical production experiences.

Our primary aim is to provide undergraduate students with the well-rounded formal preparation necessary for advanced academic or professional study and to expose the student body, the Tallahassee community, and surrounding areas to experiences in the arts.

Discover more about our dedicated faculty & staff, as well as the trailblazing history of the Essential Theatre.

Let The Show Begin! 

The 2022 – 2023 season

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2022 - 23 Productions

It's Showtime! Explore this seasons showstoppers.

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Save Your Seat

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2022-2023
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What We Have To Offer

Everything You Need To Know....

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About Us, Faculty & Staff

Discover more about our dedicated faculty & staff Faculty & Staff Directory, Faculty & Staff Highlights
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Auditions

Auditions are open to Non-Theatre majors and to the general public. FAMU Theatre majors will have preference for roles that are suitable for them. 
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Facilities

The Essential Theatre houses several facilities that assist us in putting on our fantastic productions.Charles Winter Wood Theatre - Edmonds Stage, Ronald O. Davis Acting Studio, Green Room/Student Lounge, Costume Shop, Construction/ Scenic Shop, Dressing Rooms
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Gallery of Distinction

Enshrinement into one of FAMU's Galleries of Distinction is one of the highest honors the university may bestow upon one of its graduates. 
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General Information & Etiquette

Ensure that the theatre experience is an enjoyable and memorable one for all. Accessibility, Etiquette, Parking, etc.
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I.C.E Youth Theatre

Since 1997 the Irene C. Edmonds Youth Theatre (ICEYT) has been a creative force in Tallahassee children’s Theatre. 
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Latest News

Whats happening in the Essential Theatre 
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Morning Matinee Series

This Program creates cultural excursion opportunities by offering students and senior citizens morning performances of our productions at discounted rates 
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Support The Essential Theatre

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Theatre Degree Program

Under the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and the Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre, the theatre program offers two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. 
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Contact Us

The FAMU Essential Theatre
515 Orr Drive
FAMU Tucker Hall
Tallahassee , FL 32307
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(850) 561-2425
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E:
famuessentialtheatre@famu.edu

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