Harlequin Productions is the award winning body that produces live theatre on campus. Students are the actors and tech staff with professional designers and directors brought in to guide them. Standards are high as Harlequin Productions specializes in new works, providing students the opportunity to create pieces of theatre that have never been seen before while having fun in a positive educational environment! The works tend to be edgy and provocative by playwrights from across the country. Over the years many playwrights have even traveled to Auburn to see their plays performed. Usually there is one play per semester that runs for 6 performances over two weekends. Open to all students, with or without experience. Harlequin is a member of the Theatre Association of New York which provides adjudication services for their productions.
Courses include: Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Technical Theatre, Basic Acting, Shakespeare, The London Theatre, and Creating a Character.
This concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into theatre programs at four-year colleges and universities, students who are interested in a theatre background as a basis for careers and majors in the liberal arts or in business, and students who are interested in obtaining practice working in theatre as actors, directors, and technicians.