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At Bethel College we provide countless opportunities to learn and practice the dramatic arts. Our students are competitive in their pursuit of graduate school and in the world of professional performance. Most importantly, carrying on the spirit of the work that was started by Earl Reimer over 40 years ago, we seek God's face and grace in all that we do. —Richard T. Young
Department Chair

My education from Bethel prepared me to go into a tough line of work with confidence in my abilities. People know that Bethel students work hard and are knowledgeable in their work. They also know that our faith is something we take seriously. . . They know we will be, trustworthy, honest, and reliable. —Jeff Salisbury, ’03
Company Actor at the Round Barn Theatre

I was attracted to Bethel because I saw so many different opportunities to do theatre. I have gotten tons of experience and had terrific interactions with knowledgeable and talented professors. There is no limit to what you can do at Bethel. —Andrew Gilbert, ’04
Warsaw, Indiana

The greatest strengths of the theatre department reside in its faculty and staff. They always took such a genuine interest in my progress as a student and as an actress. I felt motivated and challenged to strive for new successes, both on stage and off. —Melissa Holderman, ’02,
Hollywood, California

The theatre department at Bethel was not only a place where I could sharpen my craft and explore several areas of theatre, but it was my family. Faculty and staff became my personal mentors who's doors were always open, willing to give advice and encouragement. I highly respect the Bethel Theatre department and call them my family. —Asha Stichter, ’10
Taproot Theatre – Seattle, WA