The Arkansas Tech University Theatre program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Theatre Option. This BA is a full 33-hour major to prepare students for a variety of careers including professional theatre, educational theatre, or other performance-related careers. In 2019, the Program added an additional film emphasis.
For more information on the courses included in the program, please see the following resources: Undergraduate Course Catalog, 2019-2020 Degree Map - Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Theatre Option.
2019-20 Theatre Productions
The Techionery Theatre is located on the Arkansas Tech University at 1502 N. El Paso. It is located across from Baz-Tech and Nutt Hall, next to the Young Building. The theatre shares a building with the museum but is accessed from the door.
All tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only. Student pricing available for
A Taste of Buffalo
October 24-26 | 7:00 PM
October 27 | 2:00 PM
Techionery Theatre | $12
An original musical about U.S. cities and the meaning of progress, written and directed by ATU professors David J. Eshelman and Timothy Smith.
Digital Filmmaking Event
November 15-16 | 8:00 PM
Techionery Theatre | $4
A showing of short films created by Arkansas Tech students.
by Martin McDonagh
March 12-14 | 8:00 PM
Techionery Theatre | $8
This play, directed by ATU students Chloe Charton and Faith Spencer, is a dark meditation on the relationship between imagination and crime.
April 17-18 | 8:00 PM
Techionery Theatre | $8
Short plays chosen and directed by ATU students.
Arkansas Radio Theatre
The Arkansas Radio Theatre is dedicated to audio-only productions of new plays and adaptations of classic literature. It operates in association with the Arkansas Tech University Department of Communication and Journalism. Performances showcase Arkansas Tech University actors, directors, and writers. The Radio Theatre is unusual, if not unique, among U.S. institutions of higher learning. To learn more or listen to the archive visit the program's web page.
Auditions & Announcements
For more information about the auditions, contact Dr. Eshelman, Director of the Theatre program.
- Live Performance
SUPPORT THE ATU THEATRE FOUNDATION
Arkansas Tech Theatre is supported by the College of Arts & Humanities. While this funding covers productions, we depend on donors to support the ATU Theatre Foundation Fund. This account serves the Theatre Program by allowing for large-scale purchases, student events, and travel to conferences and competitions.
Dr. Ardith A. Morris,
Retired Professor and Honorary Chairperson of Fundraising, ATU Theatre
CONTACT THE THEATRE PROGRAM
Dr. David Eshelman