Theatre

Picture yourself in the role of a lifetime

Acting. Directing. Designing. Playwriting. The theatre 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 in every aspect of the production process.

Upcoming productions

Poster for TWU production of Emilie

February 13-17, 2019

Emilie: La Marquise de Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson

In February, Theatre Program Director Dr. Patrick Bynane will direct Emilie: La Marquise de Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by America’s most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Madame du Châtelet - scientist, mathematician, translator of Isaac Newton and Voltaire’s lover - returns to life to set her affairs in order and answer the question: How does one choose between a life of the heart and a life of the mind?

April 4-7 and 11-13, 2019

Cabaret by Masteroff, Kander and Ebb

All performances will take place in TWU’s Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit our Productions page to learn more >>

Why study Theatre at TWU?

TWU Theatre students perform Phaedra on stage

Master your craft

TWU is one of only five universities in Texas to offer a master’s degree in theatre. 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 Theatre degree almost entirely online.

Develop lasting friendships

As a TWU theatre 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 Theatre 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
  • Theatre teacher
  • Artistic director
  • Scenic or costume designer

Page last updated 4:10 PM, December 10, 2018