Mary Moody Northen Theatre and
The St. Edward's University Theater Arts Program
St. Edward's University is home to one of the finest Theater Arts programs in the region and one of the nation's few undergraduate-only programs incorporating a full season under the Actors’ Equity Association U/RTA agreement. Our award-winning theater training program identifies and nurtures outstanding creative talent through a curriculum that includes:
- A well-rounded liberal arts education
- Artistic exploration
- Rigorous training
- Intellectual challenge
- Practical application in a professional environment
Students receive the training, education and experience necessary to pursue careers, as well as create a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Jarrett King '09, Jill Blackwood and David Stokey in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by Jeff Whitty. Photo by Bret Brookshire.
At the Center of Student Training
Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the core of the professional training program. Through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, students:
- Work alongside professional guest designers, directors and actors
- Earn points toward membership in Actors' Equity Association — the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.
- Explore all facets of theatrical production
Theater Arts majors at St. Edward’s may choose to concentrate in general, theater design/technology, theater education or theater management. Auditions will be held for admission into the BFA in Acting degree. Students also find internship opportunities in film and video production, and with casting agencies and local theater companies.