Theatre Training

Jef Awada teaching clown class.The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University offers a sequential and intensive program for training young artists for theatre. All students are accepted into the program by interview or audition and are enrolled in a particular sequence. The Conservatory produces a season of six plays and one dance concert annually. The productions are performed, designed and constructed by students, using each of three performance spaces.


Dottie Marshall Englis, Chair

Bruce Longworth, Acting

Lara Teeter, Musical Theatre

Doug Finlayson, Directing

John Wylie, Design/Tech

Peter Sargent, Stage Management

Dr. Gad Guterman
Theatre Studies & Dramaturgy