- Good Kids, By Naomi Iizuka, Directed by Dana Smith
- Stop Kiss, By Diana Son, Directed by Nick Huber
- Falsettos, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by William Finn and James Lapine, Directed by David Charles Goyette
- Extremities, By William Mastrosimone, Directed by Randy Bame
- She Stoops To Conquer, By Oliver Goldsmith, Directed by Dana Smith
- Freshmen Showcase
One-act plays entitled An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein
- Director’s Showcase of One-Act Plays
90 Days, The Craft, The Universal Language, The Wreck on the Five-Twenty-Five, Promageddon, Ludlow Fair, Daddy Issues, Manny and Jake
Long-Term Career Options
In every area of study and practical training, we demand research, independent analysis,
critical thinking, and a high degree of on-the-spot problem-solving.
- About 35-40% of Truman Theatre graduates work in the professional theatre right out of college.
- About 30% of Truman Theatre graduates from the last ten years are currently in graduate theatre programs.
- About 30% of Truman Theatre graduates enter other professions, such as education, law, marketing, medicine, counseling, electrical maintenance, personnel consulting, publications, and small business management.
- Truman Theatre graduates find that they have more options open to them than most other majors; studies in the Theatre Department are intensively people-oriented and driven by imagination and creativity.
- Truman Theatre graduates have worked and studied at such prestigious institutions as:
- The American Shakespeare Center in Washington, D.C.
- The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
- The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA
- The American Theatre Company in Chicago
- Actors Theatre of Louisville
- Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
- Walt Disney World
- St. Louis Shakespeare Festival
- Colorado Shakespeare Festival
- Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
- Blue Man Group
- The MUNY in St. Louis
- Second City in Chicago
- The Goodman Theatre in Chicago
- The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago
- James G. Severns Theatre 240-seat state-of-the art courtyard theater with stage and seating that can be easily moved to create thrust or proscenium-style settings
- Black Box Theater
Fully equipped with a lighting grid and booth
- Scene Shop
- Costume Shop
- Acting Lab
- Design Lab
- Dressing Rooms
- Make-up Room
- Green Room
There are several opportunities to work with the faculty outside of the normal classroom or production situations through Work-Study, Scholarship Service or Student Employment.
Openings in the past have included:
- Internships in scenery, costuming, and sound
- House Management
- Office Workers
- Script Librarians
- Technical Internships in Baldwin Auditorium, serving Truman’s outstanding Kohlenberg Lyceum series, and guests such as:
- The Guthrie Theatre
- The American Shakespeare Center
- The Kansas City Philharmonic
- Ballets Africains
- The Golden Dragon Acrobats