Texas State University
Department of Theatre and Dance
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430 Moon St.
San Marcos,TX 78666
Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers a diverse range of degrees allowing our students to find a program suited to their skills and interests. Our B.F.A. programs are led by acclaimed professionals including Kaitlin Hopkins (Head of Musical Theatre), Michael Costello (Head of Acting) and Michelle Ney (Head of Design & Technology). With a $1000 scholarship, out-of-state students qualify for in-state tuition (approximately $4000/semester). We are proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni. Our web pages contain information about our degree programs, opportunities for performance, guest artists, special events and production photos. Recent guest artists include: Rachel Hoffman, Dave Clemmons, Austin Pendleton, Andrew Lippa, and Shirley Knight.
Notable Alumni Include: Powers Boothe, Thomas Carter, Eugene Lee, Chelcie Ross, Demond Green, John Benjamin Hickey, and Julie White, Anna Uzele, Ben Mayne, Jorrel Javier, Johnny Brantley, Stephen Brower, Julia Estrada, Gianna Yanelli, Nick Eibler, Demond Green, Roberta Colindrez, Sean McGibbon, Jennifer Foster.
Faculty Info: Cassie Abate, M.F.A., Deb Alley, M.F.A., Natalie Blackman, M.F.A, Greg Bolin, D.M.A., Susan Busa, M.F.A., Michael Costello, M.F.A., Michelle Dahlenburg, M.F.A., Cheri Prough DeVol, M.F.A., Babs George, M.F.A., Kate Glasheen, M.F.A., Sheila Hargett, M.F.A., Erin Kehr, M.F.A, Kaitlin Hopkins, Lauren Lane, Nick Lawson, Eugene Lee, Sarah EC Maines, Marqui Maresca, Michael Maresca, Ana Martinez, Ph.D., Brandon R. McWilliams, M.F.A., Toby Minor, B.E., Nadine Mozon, M.F.A., Charles Ney, Ph.D., Michelle Ney, M.F.A., Phillip Owen, M.F.A., Aimee Radics, M.M., Jerry Ruiz, M.F.A., Vlasta Silhavy, M.Ed., Colin Shay, M.F.A., Shane Smith, M.F.A., Neil Patrick Stewart, M.F.A., Yong Suk Yoo, M.F.A.
Page 73 Announces Semifinalists for Playwriting Fellowship
November 22, 2021
Page 73 has announced 10 semifinalists for the 2022 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship. From a pool of over 300 applicants, Page 73 has selected Melis Aker, Syreeta Briggs, Vichet Chum, Kate Douglas, Ryan Drake, Marvin González De León, Majkin Holmquist, Deepa Purohit, Gab Reisman, and Haygen-Brice Walker.
19th Annual Black And Latino Playwrights Celebration To Host Tribute To José Rivera
August 25, 2021
Playwright José Rivera will be the subject of a career tribute during the 19th annual Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration, Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at Texas State University.
September and October Lineup Announced For The Hylton Performing Arts Center
July 31, 2021
On October 10, pianist Jeffrey Siegel officially relaunches indoor Hylton Presents performances in Merchant Hall with his concerts with commentary Keyboard Conversations Classics Declassified. Siegel hands off the baton to the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on October 30 for their Big Band Era performance Swingin' with the Met.
Penfold Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season
July 30, 2021
Penfold Theatre Company (Penfold) has announced the titles and dates for the 2021-22 Season. Season 14 will look at the reimagining of classic stories, bringing two “Great Plays in Great Places” productions, the inclusion of Central Texas Philharmonic, and a world premiere for the first in a new play commission series.
Impro Theatre Adds New Main Company Members
July 14, 2021
The new Main Company members include expert improv veterans, accomplished theatre performers seen on stages throughout the country, and established actors appearing in dozens of films and TV shows. The Main Company's growth fulfills part of Impro Theatre's goal to expand the artistic voices within the company to better represent the global population and share more stories from different perspectives.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to be Presented by Austin Shakespeare
June 28, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will return to the outdoor stage with Young Shakespeare presenting the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing at 8 p.m. July 9-11 and July 15-18 at The Curtain Theatre, Austin's replica of an Elizabethan theatre.
Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 5
June 29, 2021
Before we get to know this year's Jimmy Awards nominees, BroadwayWorld is catching up with some of the program's alumni! Below, get to know just a few, including: Travis Anderson, Anna Ascheman, Laurel Bollard, Anna Gassett, Matt Gurniak, Lauren Harkness, J.R. Heckman, Morgan Higgins Pereira, Bethany Menjivar, Shauni Ruetz, and Jeremy VandenHout.
Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 3
June 23, 2021
Before we get to know this year's Jimmy Awards nominees, BroadwayWorld is catching up with some of the program's alumni! Below, get to know just a few, including: English Bernhardt, Carolina I. Campos, Noah Diggs, Jeremy Fuentes, Maggie Gidden, Mia Cherise Hall, Morgan Kirner, Halle Mastroberardino, Katie McKernan, Jake Pedersen, Connor Riordan, and Hannah Sulak.
Plano Symphony Orchestra Announces Board Of Directors For 2021-2022
June 09, 2021
Robert A. Reed, Executive Director of the Plano Symphony Orchestra, announced today that, at the PSO Annual Meeting held on June 6, 2021, the Board unanimously elected Marion Brockette as President as well as approved the returning and new board members and a new slate of officers. The Board voted to install the following officers: Marion Brockette, President; Dr. Chris Parr, Vice President; Janie Orr, Secretary; Mike Mangum, Treasurer; Marcela Schweers, Guild President.
2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award and Scholarship Recipients Announced
June 03, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held virtually in convenings for each discipline that began on March 8, 2021 and continued through May 22, 2021.
Live Zoom Reading Of THE RIVALS to be Presented by Austin Shakespeare
May 19, 2021
Austin Shakespeare is presenting the hilarious comedy of manners The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, in an online reading at 5 pm, Sunday, May 30.
Meet the Stars of Stage Door: Gianna Yanelli Reveals Her Love of Patti LuPone, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift!
April 23, 2021
Today, we're getting to know Mean Girls vet and musical theatre coach Gianna Yanelli, with whom you can book a shoutout today!
BWW Blog: From Ballparks to Broadway - Actor Aesthetic's Maggie Bera
April 23, 2021
Maggie Bera, founder of Actor Aesthetic and creator of the viral Tik Tok sensation “Broadway Stars in Shows They Were Definitely Not In”, is no stranger to performing.
The Wittliff Collections Announces New Date For Inaugural Festival
December 17, 2020
The Wittliff Collections, an internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film and music, announce the new date for The Wittliff Collections Festival, a fundraising event celebrating the unbridled imagination of Texas, Mexico and the Southwest.
Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit Honors Owner Operator Richard Castro
October 13, 2020
Hispanicize #UnidosTogether virtual summit honors owner operator Richard Castro, creator of the McDonald's HACER Scholarship Program, with The Hispanic Excellence In Education Award.