School of Theater
The CalArts School of Theater has a number of special programs to expand the scope of the education our students undertake outside of our classrooms, studios, and theater spaces. There are opportunities for professional development through our showcases and portfolio reviews and regular international presentations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
This summer program of the CalArts School of Theater will take a group of student performers, designers, managers, producers, technicians and faculty to create work, perform in and experience the Edinburgh Theatre Festival Fringe, held annually each August in Edinburgh, Scotland. With the continued support of the Theater School, we will continue our performance alliance with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As in our past 12 seasons, we will create an international performance company and jointly present work at Venue 13 on the Royal Mile during this amazing arts festival. The major goals of the of the CalArts Festival Theater Program involve continued personal and professional enrichment for our students and faculty in this very special arts festival setting and service to the Institute as a whole by exposing the CalArts Theater brand to a diverse and international audience.
New Works Festival
The School of Theater New Works Festival is an annual student-run festival of new theater and performance works. Students are encouraged to work outside of their primary metier and create adventurous new work where process is valued above the end result.
An annual exhibition of work completed by graduating and continuing Design & Production Students.
An annual program of graduating actor performances for theater, film and television industry professionals.