Theatre blog

  • Faculty Showcase: Love Letters

    August 20, 2018

    The Truman State University Department of Theatre will kick off the 2018-2019 year with our faculty show (starring Professors Randy Bame and Dana Smith). Join us as we put on A.R. Gurney’s tender and heart-wrenching play Love Letters, directed by Assistant Professor David Charles Goyette. Tickets are free of charge with general seating and shows […]

  • Theatre Class Presents One-Act Plays

    May 1, 2018

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of six new directors in one-act plays at 8 p.m. May 3-4 in the Ophelia Parrish Hall James G. Severns Theatre. The class, taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final […]

  • Trailer Shows Behind-the Scenes Action

    April 13, 2018

    Watch this trailer for a look at some behind-the-scenes action for “She Stoops to Conquer,” the final mainstage production for the Theatre Department’s 2017-2018 season. The show runs from April 18-21 in the James G. Severns Theater. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Box Office in the Ophelia Parrish Building/Fine Arts Center.  

  • Photos from Lab Show Rehearsal

    April 2, 2018

    The Theatre Department presented the Lab Show, “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” which was performed in the Black Box Theater April 5-7. Check out these  photos from some of the dress rehearsals. Watch a trailer Rapture, Blister, Burn Trailer "Rapture, Blister, Burn" is less than a week away! Check out this trailer to see a sneak peak […]

  • Senior Theatre Majors Direct One-Act Plays

    December 7, 2017

    For the Fall Directors’ Showcase Dec. 7-9,  theatre majors are directing one-act plays as part of the Play Direction class. On each night of the showcase in the James G. Severns Theater, the directing class will present a different set of one-act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. These […]

  • Mainstage Season Features “Falsettos”

    November 8, 2017

    As part of the 2017-18 mainstage season, the Truman Theatre Department presented “Falsettos” Nov. 8-11. “Falsettos” is the hilarious and touching story of Marvin, a New York yuppie who leaves his wife, Trina, for another man. Trina marries her psychiatrist while everyone struggles to understand Marvin’s and Trina’s unusual son Jason. Despite the unorthodox situation, […]

  • Theatre Department Presents Theatre Lab Show

    October 23, 2017

    The Theatre Department is proud to present the first lab show of the 2017-2018 season, “Stop Kiss” written by Diana Son and directed by Nick Huber.  The play will run March 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Synopsis: Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very […]

  • Theatre Season Opens with “Good Kids”

    September 21, 2017

    The first production by the Department of Theatre for the 2017-18 season will be “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka. The show opens Sept. 27 and runs through Sept. 30 at the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night, and tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the […]

  • Upcoming Theatre Productions

    August 25, 2017

    The Theatre Department at Truman is gearing up for a number of productions throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Check out this preview of upcoming performances: Good Kids By Naomi Iizuka September 27-30, 2017 8 pm, Severns Theatre Directed by Dana Smith Stop Kiss By Diana Son October 26-28, 2017 8 pm, Black Box Theatre Directed […]

  • Theatre Festival Showcases Collaboration

    May 8, 2017

    The Department of Theatre will present the 10-Minute Play Festival at 7 p.m. May 9 in Severns Theatre. Nine students in David Charles Goyette’s upper-level playwriting course were assigned to draft, critique and revise a 10-minute play, knowing at the end of the semester the play would be performed. The finalized scripts were handed off […]