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Department of Theatre

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The Department of Theatre will provide: excellence in theatre instruction through classroom and production events; an outlet for our regional community to experience excellent theatre productions and theatrical support; and, innovative approaches to promote life-long, creative ventures for our students after graduation.


The department is accredited by the  National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and has alumni working all over the globe.  Scholarships are awarded to select students who excel in the theatre.


Chrishell Stause      "I chose Murray State because it offers a good education for a good price. I really love the atmosphere and the friendly people.  The theatre department has many opportunities and the staff is always willing to help."

Chrishell Stause, Alumnus



"It all started at MSU on the Robert E. Johnson stage in the fall of 1983 when the curtain fell on our production of 'That Championship Season'. I had the distinct thought, 'I have to do this for the rest of my life.' It was then and there the seed was planted."

W. Earl Brown, Alumnus

     W. Earl Brown


Jilon VanOver      "People always asked me why I came to Murray, Kentucky from Southern California. It's because, when I visited the campus, I suddenly felt at home. Murray State is where I discovered who I was, and with the support of a great community, started me on the path of who I wanted to be."

Jilon VanOver, Alumnus

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