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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

A Letter to Our Community


The faculty and staff of the DU Department of Theatre have initiated an ongoing practice of open-ended conversations to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to explore how we can be most responsive to the current cultural moment.

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Celebrating Student Playwright

Kevin Douglas

Kevin Douglas has had several of his plays produced by local theatre companies all while earning his double degrees in Theatre and English. Read more

An Artistic home where you'll expand your perspective

When you take classes in the Department of Theatre, you become part of a close-knit community engaged in every aspect of theater.

DU theatre majors do it all: write, design, build, act, direct, manage and produce. Our hands-on approach gives students a broad perspective—one that will help them develop creative problem-solving skills to take with them into their careers.

Engaged faculty

We credit the success of our program largely to our highly engaged faculty members. When not teaching or in production here on campus, many collaborate with a variety of local, regional and national theater companies.

A hands-on experience

There are many ways to learn theater at DU—in class, in rehearsal, on stage and backstage. Our students are the heart of the program, providing the actors, technicians and publicity for each production.

Intensive study

Students begin by developing a solid foundation in all the aspects of theater, and can focus on one area of emphasis in their third or fourth year—anything from performance to design management to directing.