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Welcome to the
Department of Theatre

Whether you see yourself on a stage in New York, behind the scenes in Hollywood, in front of your own classroom or changing your corner of the world, we can help you get there.

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Find Your Passion

Studying Theatre at A-State means when you learn something in class, you’ll have a chance to put that learning into practice the same day in our vibrant production program. Every aspect of our productions is driven by students applying what they’ve learned. Every student registers for Practicum, a course in which students undertake major creative and technical responsibilities while receiving faculty mentorship.

Come See for Yourself

To find how you fit at A-State Theatre, join us for a campus visit. Email Theatre@AState.edu to schedule your visit today.

Theatre Viewbook
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Check out our new viewbook to learn more about the Department of Theatre, our current students, and members of the faculty.


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A-State Theatre Previews

A thumbnail of a video interviewNot only do our students shine on stage, they shine in front of the camera. Before each production, the cast shoots a theatre preview where we meet the cast, characters, and learn about the upcoming show.


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A-State Theatre: Up Next

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Bright Star

Feb. 23-24,  Mar. 1-2
7:30pm

Mar. 3
2:30pm

Drama Theatre, Fowler Center


Tony Award Nominated Musical by Steven Martin & Edie Brickell

Bright Star is a heartwarming musical set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1940s & 50s. The story follows Alice Murphy, a successful literary editor in her 40s, as she grapples with the secrets of her past and the possibility of a new love. When a young soldier named Billy returns from World War II and becomes a talented writer, Alice takes him under her wing, unaware of the connection they share.


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