The Theatre Department encourages students to cultivate a broad range of talents and interests. A combination of theatrical studies and wide-ranging study in the liberal arts and sciences, along with extensive hands-on experience, prepares students for professional adaptability in theatre as well as education, entertainment, law, sales and marketing, small business management, and a variety of other fields.

Degrees and Programs

Broad Range of Professional Development

Theatre production

Theatrical Productions

Our theatre program emphasizes practical experience at every level of production. Students perform, design, direct, choreograph, construct, circuit, paint, sew, write plays, research, and teach.

Theatre Rehearsal

Opportunities for All Students

The casts for the theatrical productions include students from all disciplines from first-year students to seniors. Other positions include working with scenery, costumes, marketing, and box office.

Truman Theatre in Action

Watch the process of putting "She Kills Monsters" on the stage.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

A Doll’s House, Part 2

A Doll’s House, Part 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by David Charles Goyette

A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ghosts in the Machine

Ghosts in the Machine

By Eric Coble
Directed by Brad Carlson

Ghosts in the Machine


By Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by Ann Rapp

After the Blast

After the Blast

By Zoe Kazan
Directed by Dana Smith

After the Blast

Professional and Supportive Learning Environment


The Theatre Department's facilities feature a 240-seat courtyard theater with stage and seating that can be moved to create thrust or proscenium-style settings. Other spaces include a Black Box Theater, scene shop, costume shop, acting lab, design lab, dressing rooms, make-up room, and green room.
Theatre Facilities
Students working on a set design

Scholarships and Jobs

Theatre students can apply for scholarships for first-year students, as well as major-specific scholarships made available through the Truman State University Foundation. Students can also pursue positions within the theatre production staff ranging from scenery, costuming, and sound, to publicity and promotions, to technical internships.
Scholarships and work experience