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

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki and book by Joe Tracz
Directed by Truman Senior, Jack Danter

Actors on stage
Twelve Angry Jurors

Twelve Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose
Directed by Jonathan Wehmeyer

Two actors on a stage
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Randall Bame

Two actors on a stage

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