Theatre Program

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 Catalog2019-2020 Degree Map - Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Theatre Option.


2020-21 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 most shows.

Additional information can be found on the ATU Department of Communication and Journalism Facebook page at


 Mil lenguas / A Thousand Tongues

ATU’s spring production will be a filmed project, Mil lenguas / A Thousand Tongues.  It is a devised play---meaning that the students write all the material themselves---based around the theme of language.  It also features ATU Theatre’s first ever Spanish Language Plays committee, generating sketches and monologues in the Spanish language.  The project is expected to be completed by the end of the semester, at which time it will be made available through Facebook and other social media platforms.


 ATU Theatre Presents: The Bacchae, a Greek Tragedy by Euripides

Retold and Performed by ATU Students

This performance was available for livestreaming on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th.  A recording is still available for viewing at:




Past Productions Photo Archive


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.

 Arkansas Radio Theatre


Auditions & Announcements

For more information about the auditions, contact Dr. Eshelman, Director of the Theatre program.







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 Morris

Dr. Ardith A. Morris,

Retired Professor and Honorary Chairperson of Fundraising, ATU Theatre





Dr. David Eshelman 
(479) 498-6058