Theatre Missons and Goals | McMurry University

Missions and Goals

  • TheatreThe successful student will be a theatre generalist with basic knowledge, practical skills, and problem-solving ability in all areas of theatre art. This student will embrace a liberal arts approach to theatre training, even within the B.F.A. degree. At some time during the course of their education at McMurry, the successful student will participate in every aspect of play production, in addition to the required course work.
  • The student who excels will be prepared for a professional career in theatre, having had the experience of practical application of theory and analysis to design and performance technique. As a result of classroom instruction in history and theory and the department’s production-oriented program, the successful student will engage in a wide range of opportunities to learn experientially and will have built a resume/portfolio in preparation for post-graduate endeavors.
  • The successful student will participate in the presentation of live theatrical performances for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the McMurry community and the general public.
  • Through hands-on directing, designing and performing, the successful student will use the theatrical arts as a tool for representing humankind’s search for meaning in life.


2018-19 Season


The Death and Life of Larry Benson

By Reginald Rose

Auditions: August 31/Sept. 1

Oct. 4 – 6 and 11 – 13



By David Auburn

Auditions: October 8th/9th

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
and Dec. 6 – 8


Detective Partner Hero Villain

By Brett Neveu

Auditions: Dec. 3 - 4

Feb. 21 – 23


Student-Written One-Acts

Tomorrow’s Dream

by Jorge Ambacher


Christopher’s Angel

by Shawna Johnson


Botanical Dream by Agustin Rios

Auditions: March 1

April 4 – 6


Student-Directed One Acts

May 3 - 4


I Ought to be in Pictures

By Neil Simon

June 13 – 15 and 20 – 22


“I Do! I Do!”

By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

August 1 – 3 and 8 - 10


Box Office Information

Located in the Lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St.

Reservations/tickets are available online


The Box office opens two weeks before faculty and student directed shows open. A member of our staff will be at box office between 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and show days.

Department of Theatre
McMurry University 1 #68
Abilene, TX 79697

2017-18 Season