Theatre Opportunities | McMurry University

Theatre Opportunities

TheatreDepartmental Productions. McMurry theatre production auditions are open to all McMurry students with casting preference given to majors and minors. There are at least three faculty directed productions during each academic year. In addition, two to four full-length plays are offered each year by advanced students as senior projects and a series of one-act plays are staged each Spring by the Directing I class.

Summer Theatre. The summer theatre program produces one to three plays each summer in either conventional or dinner theatre formats. Guest directors, designers, and actors are regularly employed to offer the students exposure to as many different approaches to solving the problems of staging a play as possible. B.F.A. students are required to participate in at least one summer season.

Original Play Production. The department is dedicated to producing new plays written by McMurry students. Every other year, the department stages plays written by students of the Playwriting class of the previous year.

Out of a Trunk Theatre Company. The members of the company provide educational arts experiences in the public schools by presenting programs and conducting workshops throughout the school year.


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