Welcome to the blog for the Department of Theatre at Murray State University.
The Department of Theatre seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive theatre experience for students that place an emphasis upon theatre production. The Department of Theatre provides experiential learning in acting, directing, design and technical theatre in an environment conducive to teaching, learning and personal development. We empower the student’s knowledge of the craft as they pursue theatre in a global, common-good context while learning a life-long respect for the theatrical art form and its history. Furthermore, the Department of Theatre is committed to providing educational and professional support to K-12 schools and regional theatres.
The department utilizes three (3) performance spaces: Robert E. Johnson Theatre (seats 344), Actor’s Studio Theatre (Seats 55) and Lovett Auditorium (seats 1200). The department utilizes “smart” classrooms, a dance/acting studio classroom and other facilities on the MSU campus for instruction.
Students are prepared for careers as actors, directors, managers, designers, technicians, graduate students and/or employment in fields requiring high-level communication skills and teamwork.