Drama

TWU Drama students perform the play Seven on the Redbud Theater stage.
TWU Drama students perform Seven, written by Paula Cizmar and directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, on the Redbud Theater stage.

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.

2016-2017 Season

Poster for Antigone by Jean Anouilh October 12-16, 2016
Translated by Jeremy Sams, Directed by Steven Young
Oct. 12, 8pm
Oct. 13, 4pm
Oct. 14, 8pm
Oct. 15, 2 and 8pm
Oct. 16, 2pm

Antigone, directed by TWU Associate Professor Steven Young, tells the story of a young woman and her single-minded desire to bury the body of her traitorous older brother even though the law has forbidden this act with capital punishment. In this politically charged, 20th century adaption of Sophocles’ classic, Antigone struggles to do what is right even in the face of a tyrannical law.

Tickets Available September 21 | Directions and Parking | 2016-2017 Season Dates

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

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.

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