Theatre students take center stage in a variety of venues. In addition to mainstage productions, they write, direct and act in their own creations at the Performing Arts Living Room and the 10-minute Play Festival. We also offer applied theatre opportunities where students can work with marginalized communities in nontraditional settings to create theatre that inspires social change. Internships with professional theatre companies are available for students to gain field experience and there are many campus groups that allow students to explore and expand creativity together.

Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ)

Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) is a National Theatre Honor Society for participants in collegiate theatre. It began in the early 20th century as a result of the growing interest in dramatic arts among colleges and universities throughout America, with the aim of encouraging dramatic production at every step in a person’s academic career."

APO is a student-led Theatre group supported by a faculty member which provides additional opportunities for students to perform, produce, and direct. Through APO students can apply for additional scholarships and grants to support their education and professional goals. More information can be found on the Alpha Psi Omega website.

“Eastern University has given me great opportunities to perform in the realm of theatre. Before Eastern, I only had music and dance training. I was never given the opportunity to learn the proper techniques when it comes to acting and performing in theatre productions. Coming to Eastern and being a part of the theatre department has allowed me to sharpen my raw-talent in the performing arts, and given me the opportunity to gain experience for future performances after college.”

- Christian Johnson, '27

Photo Credit for image at top of page: Big Fish, Photography by Ashley Smith of Wide Eyed Studios, Directed by Valerie Flower, Scenic and Lighting Design by David Craig, Costume Design by Bethany Miller