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.



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

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Theatre News

Juror #3 (Carson Petocz ‘23) and Juror #8 (Abigail Vernier ‘20) go toe-to-toe in a heated debate. Photo by Carlos Barron ‘10.

Twelve Angry Jurors Brings Timeless Debate Back to the Table

Based on the classic Emmy Award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose, this production poses a powerful dialectic for the importance of civil discourse.

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Theatre Events

Little Women: The Broadway Musical; Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Little Women, The Musical

The Theatre Department proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

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Little Women: The Broadway Musical; Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Little Women, The Musical

The Theatre Department proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

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Little Women: The Broadway Musical; Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Little Women, The Musical

The Theatre Department proudly presents Little Women, the Broadway Musical based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

FIND OUT MORE