Opportunities for Students

Set the Stage for Inspiring Experiences

Here at DU, we combine traditional classroom learning with hands-on experience to provide rich opportunities in the theatrical arts. You will engage in a variety of roles that will help you develop a variety of theatre skills, including building sets, writing your own plays, participating in staged readings and joining workshops hosted by prominent guest artists. There is also an opportunity to mount your own theatre production with the financial support of our faculty and other theatre students.

By the time you graduate, you'll have a wealth of practical and creative experience, setting you up for a rewarding career in the arts and beyond.

Quarterly Productions

The DU Department of Theatre produces two shows and a staged reading each quarter. Our season features a range of theatre styles from Shakespeare to devised work, musicals to contemporary plays. No two seasons are the same! Students have the opportunity to work on each production as actors, stage managers, designers or technicians. Performances are held in DU's Byron Flexible Theatre, Byron Studio Theatre or JMAC Studios.

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  • October 2019 production of "Something Wicked: Shakespeare’s Macbeth"

    DU Department of Theatre's October 2019 production of "Something Wicked: Shakespeare’s Macbeth". 

  • Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things"

    In 2018 students performed Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things".

  • “The Secret Paris Project”

    Guest director Clare Hammoor brought “The Secret Paris Project” to DU in 2020.

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Theatre Studio Courses

Get hands-on experience through our studio courses by building scenery and making costumes for our productions. Here you'll develop skills that you can take with you into your career and beyond. Theatre majors are required to take five studio courses; theatre minors must take three. Students can replace one studio course with THEA 1600 - Stagecraft.

Tech Studio

Our tech studio course, THEA 1200, gives you the chance to gain expertise in areas like scenic construction, properties crafts, sound engineering, lighting electrics and scene painting. The course is held Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. throughout each academic term. 

Costume Studio

In our costume studio, you'll collaborate with faculty and guest designers to build costumes for our productions. You'll learn the basics of costume construction like sewing, tailoring and dyeing while developing an appreciation for costume technology in the performing arts.

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Senior Capstone Projects

Each graduating theatre major must complete a Capstone Project their final year, where they direct a ten-minute play with the support of faculty mentors and your fellow students. Seniors are given a $500 budget for all design and tech elements, and $200 for licensing fees. All plays are presented as part of the "Short Play Festival" in spring quarter.

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