Majors & Minors

Theatre

Grounded in theatre history and criticism, dramatic literature, performance studies and theatre’s arts and crafts, Southwestern Theatre students receive education and training in the intellectual, artistic, and cultural dimensions of live theatrical performance.

Contact

Desiderio Roybal

Desiderio Roybal

Professor of Theatre and Chair

Phone

512.863.1359
Desiderio Roybal

Desiderio Roybal

Professor of Theatre and Chair

The Theatre Department provides academic, production and laboratory experiences designed to help students develop their artistic potential and to become well-rounded theatre artists. We work to educate students who are well prepared for graduate schools and advanced theatre training programs and for work in the professional theatre. We are also dedicated to empowering individuals who will use the analytical, critical, practical and artistic skills inherent in the theatre discipline to entertain, educate, enlighten and contribute to their communities and the world in insightful and celebratory ways.

The Theatre Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) The degree is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in all areas of theatre studies including history, dramatic literature, performance, design, management, and technical theatre. Students who choose the Bachelor of Arts option often combine their work in theatre with work in other disciplines, are interested in graduate education focusing on research and scholarship, or are certifying to teach.

For students who are Work Study eligible as part of their financial aid package, there are numerous jobs in the area of the theatre, such as faculty assistants, box office staff, and backstage crew. Students interested in these positions should inquire through department head of the desired area.



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Theatre Events

Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

Twelve Angry Jurors

The Theatre Department is proud to present a mixed-cast production of the American classic, Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from the television movie by Reginald Rose.

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Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

Twelve Angry Jurors

The Theatre Department is proud to present a mixed-cast production of the American classic, Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from the television movie by Reginald Rose.

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Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

Twelve Angry Jurors

The Theatre Department is proud to present a mixed-cast production of the American classic, Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from the television movie by Reginald Rose.

FIND OUT MORE