Department of Theatre


Fight Scene from Romeo and Juliet, Fall 2012

The theatre program at Midwestern State University is devoted entirely to undergraduate instruction.  As a result, motivated, capable students find themselves quickly involved not just in the classroom but also in production work onstage and backstage.  The program emphasizes the importance and interrelatedness of all aspects of theatre:  performance, design, technical theatre, and scholarship. The theatre faculty members seek to cultivate an atmosphere of collaboration, ensemble, and mutual respect. 

While the program is broad enough to cover the essential areas of the discipline, it also allows for specialization.  Theatre majors are required to complete a basic core of courses covering theatre history, script analysis, acting, directing, and design/tech. They then move on to select an emphasis in performance or design/technical theatre.

Follow the links below to see our students' work in recent productions!

Spring 2014 Productions

God of Carnage

Fall 2013 Productions

The Diary of Anne Frank

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Spring 2013 Productions

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Student-Directed One-Acts


We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Bradley Wilson, assistant professor of Mass Communication and advisor to the Wichitan, for helping us document these productions. Many of Dr. Wilson's photos appear on the theatre department's webpages, as well as in the photostreams linked above.