At Beloit, we make it real!
BE ON STAGE. Four plays a year on two stages.
The Neese Theatre Complex includes the Kresge Theatre, a 130-set black box; the Neese Theatre, a 250-seat thrust stage; and the Bunge Studio, a 50-seat proscenium space. Every year, faculty stage four plays — everything from European classics to contemporary Pulitzer Prize-winning new plays to original scripts and collaborative works devised with student casts. Beloit College students start their careers with extensive resumes that span an impressive array of styles and approaches.
Each year, artists are brought in to offer workshops, classes, lectures and performances.
Montreal’s Tina Milo will perform The Village, her one-woman show about surviving depression in the Kresge Theatre on November 1.
San Francisco scenic designer Randy Wong-Westbrooke will be teaching Inclusion & Equity in Theatre and Scenic Design 1 while collaborating with students to design the set for the spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors.
Travel the World
Many performance students travel abroad for short trips with faculty to participate in international festivals or work with renowned companies. Other students study abroad for a semester or a year.
BITE (Beloit Independent Theatre Experience) is a student-run club where students create their own work, in their own space. Every semester, BITE also takes members to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Spring Green to see professional productions. BITE brings in professional artist to do talks and /or workshops that expand your knowledge and know-how.
Beloit students create original projects like Sydney Mercado’s Asian Monologues.
The people Sydney surrounds herself with at Beloit are self-driven and passionate about their own projects, and it’s infectious. She gathered people that she knew who supported her and shared their stories for this showcase. When first doing the Asian Monologues, it showed Sydney a lot of what reclamation can look like and how beautiful taking ownership of one’s own stories can be when no one else will do it for you.
For years, improv has been an important part of student extra-curricular creation. Kids Eat Free and other groups perform late night programs all over campus.
Performing Arts House
Live with other performers at PAH! Every semester students are able to apply to live in a four bedroom house on campus with other students interested in the performing arts. Living at PAH enables you to continue the conversations from class or rehearsal that can spark your creative ingenuity.
At Beloit, you’ll work with visiting artists, be a part of student and faculty productions, and create your own work.