Theatre And FILM PRODUCTION Program

The ATU Program in Theatre and Film Production offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Theatre Option. This BA is a full 33-hour major to prepare students for a variety of careers including professional theatre, educational theatre, social media influencing, or other performance-related careers.

While ATU Theatre and Film embraces the technological side of performance creation, it acknowledges that training in traditional theatre provides valuable depth and substance to the work. Therefore, ATU offers a unique hybrid program that tackles traditional theatrical skills along with digital creation. This gives its students a competitive edge in the 21st century market.

For more information on the courses included in the program, please see the Undergraduate Course Catalog.


spring 2023 Theatre AND FILM Production


spring production

"All the Ways the World Will End, But Not You" (short play directed by professional actress Natalie Canerday) and "Two Strangers" (short film directed by Prof. Frances Roberson, written by ATU students Sarah Pollock and Kyndal Atkinson).  March 31 and April 1, 7 p.m., April 2, 2 p.m.  Techionery Theatre.


 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 Prof. Frances Roberson, 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





Prof. Frances Roberson
(479) 964-0890