Union University Theatre Theatre Program at Union University


The Theatre/Speech major at Union University prepares graduates for careers in acting, directing, technical theatre, writing and teaching licensure in Theatre/Speech. Four major productions compose the University theatre season. In addition an annual student directed showcase and alumni productions offer theatre students at Union a wide variety of opportunities for involvement and development of their skills.

Union graduates are working in all phases of theatre throughout the country. Many are in secular and Christian theatre companies throughout the United States, and others are pursuing graduate degree programs at The Actors Studio and New Actors Workshop in NYC, University of Memphis and University of Houston.

The Theatre program at Union University fully supports the university’s goal to be excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed. The program’s mission statement parallels that of the university in the following ways:

Goals and objectives of Union University’s Theatre Program

David Burke coaches actors for Zombies from the Beyond

Goal: As Christian artists and professors, it is our desire to instill in our students and our own work pride but not arrogance, excellence but not egotism, and confidence but not presumption.

To that end, the objectives of the Theatre program are:

Alpha Psi Omega

This national dramatic fraternity was founded at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia, on August 12, 1925. The local chapter, Beta Mu, is composed of students who have been members of the Union University Players and have earned a set number of points, awarded for dramatic work. The chapter seeks to develop dramatic talent, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama, and to foster culutral dramatics.

For more information or to apply, visit the Communication Arts department site.