Drama

TWU Drama students perform the play Gun Show on the Redbud Theater stage.
TWU drama students perform the original play Gun Show on the Redbud Theater stage. Gun Show was written by associate professor Steven Young and directed by associate professor and program director Dr. Patrick Bynane.

Picture Yourself in the Role of a Lifetime

Acting. Directing. Designing. Playwriting. The drama program at Texas Woman's University will prepare you for a future on stage, screen or behind the scenes with experienced faculty mentors and once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities.

We are committed to developing well-rounded artists who have the ability to function creatively and skillfully in a variety of theatre situations. In addition to pursuing your primary passion here at TWU, you will gain expertise every aspect of the production process.

2017 Alpha Psi Omega Play Day

TWU APO Play Day: January 28, 7-9 PM in the Redbud Theater Complex

TWU's theater honor society, Alpha Psi Omega (APO), will host its 2nd annual 24-hour play day on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 7-9 p.m. This exciting event is entirely student-run, and comprised of six playwrights and six directors who create 6 short plays in the span of 24 hours. 

24 Hour Play Day Schedule

  • Friday 7 p.m.- Saturday 7 a.m.: Student writers create six new plays over the course of 12 hours.
  • Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.: Student directors and actors arrive to rehearse performances and technical direction.
  • Saturday 7-9p.m.: All six plays are performed live at the TWU Redbud Theater Complex. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend the live performances free of charge. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Learn more about the TWU Drama 2016-2017 season.

Drama senior performs with Broadway star in musical masterclass

Riley Payne, Lindsay Mendez and Kelley Poché-Rodriguez.

Drama Senior Riley Payne, who is a member of the inaugural TWU musical theatre certificate class, performed Saturday, October 8, in a masterclass taught by Lindsay Mendez. Lindsay Mendez made her Broadway debut playing Jan in Grease, and will soon take over the starring role of Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked.

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Why Study Drama at TWU?

TWU Drama students run lights, sound, and stage management in the Redbud control room.
Photo by Mike Stephens.

Master your craft

TWU is one of only five universities in Texas to offer a master’s degree in drama. And if you seek the convenience and flexibility of online learning, a unique hybrid program established in 2008 is one of only a few in the nation allowing students to earn a Master of Arts in Drama degree almost entirely online.

Develop lasting friendships

As a TWU drama student, you will be encouraged to team up with your peers and engage in community service through membership in Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary theatre fraternity on campus. Among their projects, fraternity members help with fundraising for department scholarships and work on an annual holiday gift drive for local families in need.

Kick-start your career

Over the summer, you can learn on the job and network with professionals in your field while completing an apprenticeship or internship with a local theater company. Because TWU has a strong relationship with the local arts community, our students find work at prestigious venues in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Find your calling

A degree from TWU’s Drama program could lead to Broadway, Hollywood or beyond. The skills acquired with a background in theatre arts could open doors to a surprising number of creative and educational careers, including, but not limited to:

  • Actor
  • Stage manager
  • Technical director
  • Drama teacher
  • Artistic director
  • Scenic or costume designer

Page last updated 10:11 AM, January 13, 2017