First Company is a designated section of Applied Drama in which experienced students mentor first-semester students who are interested in participating in theatre.
Learn while doing. Act in a play. Sing in a musical. Write a story. Make a film for the Open Frame Film Festival. Our department offers opportunities for you to explore your career interests and give you hands-on experience.
Open Frame Film Festival
The Open Frame is a festival that screens one night of films to an audience of hundreds. It is also a film development program that helps students move through the production process just as professionals do.
During the past 15 years, our students have made hundreds of films — working hard as producers, writers, directors, technicians, actors, and artists.
At a larger university, students may go their entire academic careers without having the chance to actually participate in the production of a play — not at Malone! All students, regardless of their majors, are encouraged to participate in Malone Theatre.
Two major productions a year mean that everyone can contribute to the excitement of the stage. Other opportunities include:
- 24-Hour Theatre
- 10-Minute Play Festival
- Improv comedy
- Student productions
Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is Malone’s Theatre honor society. APO seeks to help Malone students who are interested in theatre reach high accomplishments. The group sponsors a number of student-directed productions and projects each semester, including one-act plays, playwright festivals, and musical revues. Students also have the opportunity to complete a senior showcase where they may choose to write, direct, design, or act in a production of their choice.
Audition actors, write five plays, practice them, create sets, and perform the finished project in just 24 hours? 24-Hour Theatre is a hallmark of the Theatre program at Malone. The constraints of this unique opportunity teach some of the best aspects of theatre — collaboration, improvisation, and creativity!