Truman Theatre in Action

The Theatre Department at Truman offers a variety of experiences for students, encompassing all aspects of theatrical production. Check out these videos for a behind-the-scenes look at the Theatre Department in action.

She Kills Monsters

A comedy set in the world of fantasy role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of people who play games like Dungeons and Dragons providing students a chance to put their skills, talent and creativity to work. From extensive set construction to designing elaborate costumes to composing music, it all came together when the production opened in the James G. Severns Theater on the Truman campus.


In an art nouveau inspired world, Truman’s Theatre Department takes on the legendary show, “Hamlet,” with an interesting spin on the casting choices. Set in Denmark, this timeless and gender-blind production tackles the relationships between a depressed Prince Hamlet, a murderous King Claudius, and a fickle Queen Gertrude. Hamlet’s growing madness takes a toll on his relationship with the charming Ophelia, as well as the rest of the royal court, which can be seen through this production’s unique use of dumbshows. Through a series of traps, murders, and schemes, many meet a bitter end in this infamous tragedy.