Elizabeth Lewandowski, Chair (Fain Fine Arts Center B204)
Associate Professor: Koger
Assistant Professors: Dabney, Maturo
Professors Emeriti: Fischli, Henschel, Jefferson
Mission Statement for the Theatre Program
The mission of the Midwestern State University theatre program is to advance the study, creation, and performance of live theatre, and, in so doing, to equip students to make positive cultural contributions as theatre educators, professionals, or graduate students. The production component of the program, the MSU Theatre, plays a vital role in the pursuit of this mission by emphasizing creative process and challenging students and faculty to hold to its stated high standards: “In the classroom, on the stage, or behind the scenes, we will do our best to bring credit to our art form and to enlighten ourselves and those we entertain. To succeed, we must reject the gratification of ego and embrace unselfish cooperation, for ours is a collaborative art form. We must also take risks by allowing theatre to open our minds or disturb our audiences when such risks can promote a more tolerant, inclusive society.”
The Midwestern State University Theatre program is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Programs and Courses