Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Thomas Cuffari, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts

[Musical Direction]

Thomas Cuffari is a music director, pianist, and educator. At Western, he is the resident music director for theatre productions. Other credits as pianist/arranger/music director include Concordia College, Ridgefield Playhouse, The Living Theater and Soho Playhouse. He has performed with Ben Vereen, Bernie Williams, Debbie Gravitte and John Patitucci, among others. As a classical musician, Thomas has been featured on WQXR’s “Young Artists Showcase” with Bob Sherman and has appeared on several live radio broadcasts including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series on Chicago’s WFMT, and WXXI’s “Live at Hochstein” in Rochester, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance with honors from Chapman University and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance at Manhattan School of Music.


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