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Theatre Program

Students in the Armstrong Theatre program enjoy the unrivaled privilege of studying and performing live theatre in a performance-driven undergraduate department that produces more than one dozen fully staged theatre plays and musicals each year. Motivated Armstrong Theatre students build resumes and portfolios at lightning quick pace, placing themselves amongst many older graduate students in terms of professional readiness upon graduation.

With comedies and dramas, musicals and straight plays, time-loved classics and fresh-from-the-printer original play scripts, Armstrong students develop a thorough understanding of theatre from every vantage: actor, director, designer, manager, stage technician, volunteer, etc... Supported by curriculum studies exploring various aspects of the business and entertainment of theatre, Armstrong student thespians move naturally from script to stage. Our students also build audition confidence and skills through the practice of taking auditions: Georgia Thespian Conference, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF), Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Outdoor Drama Auditions, University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA), and Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC).


College-level study of theatre requires considerable background. Students wishing to study theatre should have some high school background in communication, theatre or drama. Please contact Dr. Peter Mellen or Ms. Pamela Sears for more information.


Read More Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga. 

Read More Moveable Feast Series Presentation Featuring Pamela Sears on April 6

(March 24, 2017) – In “From Peril to Promise: The Social Responsiveness of American Theater in the 1930s and 40s,” Sears will discuss the playwrights, theater artists and composers of the 1930s and ‘40s. During the discussion, a company of Armstrong’s musical and theatrical performers and directors will explore scenes from the period’s popular dramatic works by Tennessee Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Kaufman and Hart. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong Professor Receives 2017 Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

Read More 49 Portraits Project: Armstrong Art Professor Honors Orlando's Pulse Victims

(September 8, 2016) – After the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando that left 49 dead in June, Mia Merlin, a full-time lecturer of Art Appreciation and Foundations, felt helpless in the face of yet another national tragedy.

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