A minor in theatre offers you the opportunity to receive formal performance training, production experience, and an overview of the theatre as a tool of cultural exchange and advocacy. The curriculum consists of basic aspects of production, history, and play analysis. Our program embraces theatre as a humanizing force that draws strangers together, challenges stereotypes, builds community, cultivates compassion, and provides perspective. The program celebrates what we can all do together, and creates an environment that embraces inclusion, adventure, risk, and respect.
B.A., Santa Clara University; M.F.A., American Conservatory Theater
Friedrich is in his second year as a professor of theatre at Millsaps College. He has lectured at several other institutions in the last year, including Stanford, New York University, and Columbia University, and was a Scholar in Residence at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. This summer at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, he will facilitate a physical theatre collaboration between teenagers and adults. He is a regular presenter for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, where he is Chair of the Task Force on Interactive Theatre. The American Conservatory Theater awarded Friedrich the 2013 Contribution to the Field Award for his five years of work in Northern Iraq. He continues theatre-making on national, overseas, and Millsaps community stages.