Bravo! You’ve raised the curtain on the McMurry University Department of Theatre. We’re theater veterans with diverse experience in our crafts — and we’re dedicated to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in this age-old field that’s always dynamic and new.
With small class sizes, you can look forward to personal attention and encouragement. Bring unforgettable characters to life on stage in plays classic to contemporary. Gain mastery in production work. Delve deeper into the many elements that go into theatre as a business. Create your own original scripts. As you apply your studies and get hands-on practice, you’ll discover new strengths, new approaches and new possibilities.
As theatre people, we’re passionate about teaching the big concepts and small details that position you for success. During the academic year, we select productions that expose students to the widest range of theatre types and styles. The summer is all about box-office success — with shows selected to attract a solid audience. You’ll understand the balance between theatre as an art and as a business.
We’re committed to nurturing young playwrights and staging original scripts written by McMurry students. From one act to full-length plays, you’ll see creativity spring from page to stage each year.