Hairspray - Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes look as faculty, students, and community members prepare for the River Campus production of Hairspray

Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Dance! We offer a professional training program with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Technology. Our goal is to prepare you for an active and successful career in the performing arts through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer internships with professional companies.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is located in the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts where we offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts. If that’s your dream, we can help you make it come true!

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  • ‘Last Chance to Dance’ to Feature Student Choreographed Pieces

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 27, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University students will feature their pieces in the final dance performance of the school year, the Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series event, “Last Chance to Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. on May 10-11 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Performances […]
  • Theatre Students Presenting Directing II One-Acts

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 27, 2015 — Theatre students at Southeast Missouri State University will present a series of one-act plays as the culmination of their “Directing II” projects May 11-13 in the River Campus Center Directing Studio at Southeast’s River Campus. The three-evening series at 7:30 p.m. will consist of three different one-act plays […]
  • Southeast Summer Theatre and Dance Academy Open to K-12 Students

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 27, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will offer its annual summer Theatre and Dance Academy June 1-5 and June 8-12 at Southeast’s River Campus. The Theatre and Dance Academy is an intensive theatre and dance educational experience for students in kindergarten through high school. […]
  • Stilson Honored with Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21, 2015 – Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson, professor of acting, directing and musical theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University, was honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education April 7 at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Recipients of the Governor’s […]
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