Miami Partners with OBIE Award Winning Theatre for Theatre NYC

cca-tfana-nyc.jpgMiami University students will have the unique opportunity to travel to New York and study theatre production and writing through an exclusive partnership with the Obie award-winning Off-Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA).

TFANA is a non-profit theatre in New York City that focuses on classic drama and Shakespeare. TFANA’s productions have consistently earned prestigious nominations and awards including the Drama Desk, OBIE, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Tony. Founded in 1979, TFANA’s mission of creating contemporary productions of Shakespeare and classical theatre that would appeal to diverse audiences has been a staple of the New York theatre scene for more than 30 years.

Students will gain a hands-on, behind the scenes experience in producing and writing for theatre. The program also provides tickets to several of New York’s hottest shows and examines the contrasts between for-profit and not-for-profit business models in the arts. Students will get a behind-the-scenes experience with theatre professionals through a week of discussions and seminars to understand the production process in an Off-Broadway NYC theatre. Also, students will see and critically analyze a range of NYC theatre productions from Broadway musicals to Off-Broadway fringe. The workshop is targeted at students in the Theatre program, the Arts Management program, and students interested in advanced writing in the arts.

Participants will be fully immersed in the theatre experience during sessions at Miami’s Oxford Campus and a full week in New York City, often revered as one of the greatest theatrical playgrounds in the world. Students can earn an Arts Management credit through CCA 299T, Producing for Theatre or ENG 225, Writing for Theatre which meets the advanced writing requirement of the Miami Plan.

The trip is led by Arts Management faculty, Willie Caldwell and Theatre faculty, Dr. Christiana Harkulich, and explores the dynamic landscape of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre that can only be found in the heart of New York. Students interested in participating should visit or contact Willie Caldwell ( for more information. The Winter Semester will run from January 2 – 26, 2019.