Theatre Program

Theatre Overview

The Department of Theatre at Concordia University Texas encourages students to explore such topics as the relationship between theatre and community, theatre as a tool for social change, and the myriad ways in which theatre helps us to understand what it is to be human.

From their first year, our students get hands-on experience in the classroom and in production, developing leadership, collaboration, and artistic skills.

We present two main stage productions a year, the fall play aligned with the Service Learning Week theme. Participation in production is open to all students and can be taken for academic credit.

The Theatre Minor (18 credits)

  • ENG 3302 Drama (3 credits)
  • ENG 3323 Shakespeare (3 credits)
  • THEA 2322 Theatre for Social Change (3 credits)
  • THEA 3321 Theatre Practicum (3 credits)
  • THEA 3322 Acting: Scene Study and Improvisation (3 credits)
  • THEA 2301 Experience of Drama OR ENG 3307 Drama at Stratford (3 credits)

Learning Environment

As a student, you will learn about theatre within the context of an excellent Liberal Arts education. Class sizes are small enough for students to receive individualized attention and training, to work in close collaboration with faculty and other students, and to create their own opportunities based on their specific interests.

Faculty

Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon, Director of the School of Fine Arts (Ph.D Theatre, University of Georgia; MA Directing, Emerson College; MS Organizational Leadership and Ethics, St. Edward's University; BA Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University)

Gordon has taught at Brevard College, UNC-Greensboro, UT-Dallas, and Ohio University. She earned a certificate from the Management Development Institute of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and has studied at Piven Theatre in Chicago, La Mama's International Symposium for Directors in Umbria, Italy, and is a trained mediator. Her writing has appeared in Theatre History Studies, Lighting Dimensions, The Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, The Dallas Morning News, Ecumenica, and The Encyclopedia of Motherhood. In 2009, she was awarded the Robert A. Schanke Theatre Research Award by the Mid-America Theatre Conference. In 2012, The American Theatre and Drama Society recognized her work with The Vera Mowry Roberts Research and Publication Award. She is the granddaughter of actor Eddie Bracken. During her four years at Concordia University Texas, she has directed Doubt, by John Patrick Stanley, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged, Revised), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, The Container, by Clare Booth,The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, The Exonerated, by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen, Antigone, by Sophocles, Bocn, by Lisa Loomer, and Permanent Collection, by Thomas Gibbons.

 

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