Join our group of dynamic student artists and educators who ignite creative, theatrical experiences for all.

“If you want to do it all in the theater, then you should do theater at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University ... it is an incredibly immersive, nurturing and well-rounded experience for the young artist.”

Jon Ferguson, guest director fall 2014


CSB+SJU Theater Productions

This season we are delighted to be welcoming back students, friends, family, and community members to our stages. From comedies to a murder mystery to a musical based in local Minnesota history, the 2022-2023 season is sure to delight!


Program Overview

  • Participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • The theater faculty includes specialists in all major areas of theater, and all directors of productions are full-time faculty members.
  • Collaboration with the CSB and SJU Fine Arts Programming exposes our students to theater professionals and great productions from all over the country.
  • The department produces 4 full length productions each year including a varied selection of genres: musicals, classics, contemporary, experimental and dance.

Meet the Profs


Hands-on Learning

Student Resources

Life as a Theater Minor

Learning Outcomes

CSB and SJU Theater Scholarship

Scholarship Details:
  • Renewable; 4-year value up to $24,000
  • Amount: $1,000 - $6,000
  • Criteria used to award: Demonstrated excellence in theater. CSB and SJU faculty review of scholarship application and theatrical experience résumé, student interview.
The theater major will be gradually discontinued beginning Fall 2023. Students who were enrolled at CSB and SJU prior to Fall 2023 will be able to continue in the major and all appropriate opportunities will be available to them through Spring 2026. All students may continue to minor in theater.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Amelia Cheever
Chair, Theater Department

Marie Reszel
Department Coordinator