The Department of Theatre Studies produces first-rate theatre within the context of an excellent liberal arts education, and emphasizes our college motto, “to learn in order to serve.”
We present a diverse selection of plays and musicals, chosen with our students’ education in mind. Involvement in our productions, on stage and off, is open to the entire student body. Students who participate in the productions may receive an academic credit toward graduation. Our course of study provides a strong foundation in theatre studies. We offer a BA in Theatre Studies, a BA in Theatre Education, and a Theatre Studies Minor.
What do our students do with this education after they graduate? The sky is the limit. Our students work in a variety of fields. Some go on to graduate programs in theatre or onto the professional stage. Others use their theatre training to excel in other fields, such as marketing, psychology, or business.
The Morrison Playhouse is a 2,500-square-foot, black box theatre that seats up to 150 audience members. The stage has a sprung floor and the space can be set up in a variety of configurations, from arena to proscenium. The playhouse is located within the magnificent Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts.