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 Gun Show by Steven Young, Nov. 16-20
Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane

Tickets Available October 26 | Directions and Parking | 2016-2017 Season Dates

During the summer and fall semesters, TWU Drama students researched America’s love, obsession and anxiety with guns and investigated gun culture's effect on society.  Written by associate professor Steven Young, Gun Show presents a kaleidoscopic collection of scenes and vignettes that explore our sometimes funny, sometimes ambivalent and often times terrifying relationship with guns.  Inspired by recent events, as well as by the students' own complex connection with guns, Gun Show is sure to inspire debate.  

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.

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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Page last updated 6:09 PM, October 27, 2016