Theatre

Picture yourself in the role of a lifetime

Acting. Directing. Designing. Playwriting. The Division of Theatre 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.

Poster for 2021 production of Every Human

2021-2022 Season

The TWU Theatre Division’s 2021-2022 season features a modern take on a classic drama, a new spin on a seasonal favorite, a resonant exploration of race and policing in America, and a farce in verse that will leave you smiling. Read the press release>>

  • Oct. 6-10, 2021: “Every Human: Tales of the Unexplained, adapted and directed by Associate Professor Steven Young. Performance times are:
    • 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 6;
    • 8 p.m., Thursday, October 7;
    • 8 p.m., Friday, October 8;
    • 2 p.m., Saturday, October 9;
    • 8 p.m., Saturday, October 9; and
    • 2 p.m., Sunday, October 10.Tickets are available now
  • Nov. 17-21, 2021: “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” written by Tom Mula and directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane
  • Feb. 23-27, 2022: “Until The Flood,” written by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Dr. Noah Lelek
  • April 20-14, 2022: “Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens,” written by Johnna Adams and directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane

Take a virtual tour of the Redbud

Thumbnail of a panoramic photo of the Redbud Theater lobby

The Redbud Theater Complex is under construction this summer, but you can explore our facilities with interactive, panoramic photos featuring just a few of our state-of-the-art classroom, practice and performance spaces.

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 Division of Theatre 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
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Page last updated 11:54 AM, September 16, 2021