Theatre Arts

Mission of Theatre Arts Program at Le Moyne College

The primary responsibility of the Le Moyne College Theatre program is to provide effective instruction to students in theatre arts within the liberal-arts environment and Jesuit tradition of Le Moyne. This instruction includes experiences to promote creativity, theatrical artistry, intellectual growth, and personal development. A further responsibility is to lead students in the production of vivid theatrical events for the Le Moyne and surrounding communities that engage audiences in the range, vitality, and contributions of the theatre to the issues of both society and the individual.

Theatre is one of the most ancient and powerful forms of human expression; a compelling synthesis of speech, visual art, verse, music and movement. Producing a memorable theatrical performance requires the varied talents of many artists working toward a common goal.

Le Moyne College theatre arts students become capable of contributing to this experience through a grounding in the liberal arts, as well as specialized instruction in acting, design, technology and stage management. Performances for the campus and community audiences are staged in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful facility offering the latest in performance and production equipment and facilities.

Theatre Events for the 2013 Fall Semester 

Following is a list of Boot and Buskin theatre events for the 2013 Fall Semester, all performed at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty are encouraged to fold any plays into their syllabi. If you need more information, call (315) 445-4523.


Fall '13 Semester


Dead Man’s Cellphone by “Genius” grant winner Sarah Ruhl; Oct. 25, 26, 31  Nov. 1 and 2 at 8:00 with a matinee performance on Nov. 2 at 2:00pm

 An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at a next table who has had enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative new comedy from MacArther "Genius" grant winner Sarah Ruhl that poetically and whimsically examines the ways that humans connect and disconnect in a technologically obsessed world.

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Dog Sees God student directed; Nov 7, 8 and 9 at 8:00pm 

Student-directed tragicomedy in the Marren Theatre taking "Peanuts" characters into unexpected directions.

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Spring '14 Semester 


The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love- Suicide; Thursday Feb 13, 2014 - Saturday Feb 22, 2014

With the brevity and directness of a Greek tragedy, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide explores the depths of the human experience as seen through the eyes of fourth graders. At times funny, at times horrifying, this haunting new play, presented in the Panasci C+B84hapel with talkbacks after every performance, is a unique theatrical experience that should not be missed.

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The Master and Margarita- by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted for the theatre by Matt Chiorini, Jessica Gherardi, and Natasia White. Friday Mar 28, 2014 - Saturday Apr 5, 2014

 Dear to the hearts of East Europeans and Russians, this novel of magic and mystery was a suppressed cult novel during Stalinist days, expressing forbidden truths with wild spirit, humanity and humor. Irreverently jumping back and forth through the bounds of time, geography, and reality, this highly theatrical story, in it's world premiere new adaptation for the stage, is sure to delight and dizzy it's audience.


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More Information

-    Gallery of past performances
W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Gifford Family Theatre

-    Summer Arts Institute
Current schedule