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Every fall, faculty and students travel to the Shaw Festival, one of Canada's premiere professional theatre companies and spend four days in Niagara on the Lake. We see four different productions, take backstage tours, participate in specialized workshops and talk backs, and engage in discussions with theatre professionals: performers, directors, designers, managers, and technicians. Students and faculty also spend some free time in the sites at Niagara Falls.
With 10 or more productions each year performed in four theatres for an audience of more than 250,000, the Shaw Festival has grown to become a major Canadian cultural icon, a gem in this country's rich cultural heritage. Inspired by the wit and passion of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival is a contemporary theatre that features a smart, provocative, potent and diverse mix of plays from the past and present, performed by their celebrated repertory theatre Ensemble.
New York City
Our annual spring trip to New York City allows students to explore the Big Apple during the day, taking in a matinee, shopping, sightseeing—or all of the above! In the evening we see one of Broadway's best productions. We have seen recently Anastasia, Three Tall Women, Come From Away, Something Rotten, Billy Elliott, Xanadu, Avenue Q, The Producers and Wicked.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in college and university theatre. Lycoming College participates as a member of Region II. Every year, the Theatre department faculty take a group of students to the 5-day festival to encourage them to focus on their professional development.
See It Live
The "See It Live!" program travels within a 100-mile radius of Williamsport several times a year. Students see productions and often participate in post-show discussions with the creative teams. We've recently visited Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, Penn State University, Lock Haven University, and Williamsport Community Arts Center.