J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Theatre & Dance
Who We Are
The School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University champions training and education that is contemporary, exciting, and innovative in an inclusive and equitable environment. From their first semester on campus, our students direct, devise, design, dance, act, critique, dramaturg, and produce raw and fully designed events.
We offer students experience in a breadth of programs, and we balance that experience with the highest standards of scholarship and professionalism to prepare them for careers in both practice and pedagogy. Our experiential education programs like the WildWind Performance Lab and The Marfa Intensive encourage transformation. However, we can only shape art if we understand and embrace the community around us.
Our students learn to be global leaders, dedicating their time and efforts to first understand and then to better the world around them. We encourage students to break the silos and work between disciplines to contribute to a pluralistic society as leaders in their profession.
With a murderously dark sense of humor, this satirical comedy takes an unflinching look at the warping cultural expectations of femininity.View Details
An engaging collection of choreography by Texas Tech dance faculty, featuring new work from soon-to-be-announced guest artists.View Details
A hilarious musical comedy about a gullible dance hall hostess who desperately searches for love while wearing her heart on her sleeve.View Details
A week-long festival showcasing adventurous new work by Texas Tech theatre and dance students.View Details
Jesse Jou at Work
As part of his creative research agenda, Assistant Professor of Directing (and Associate Director of the School) Jesse Jou spent the spring semester directing three notable projects in New York City and Seattle.Read More
"Pa'lante!" Beyond Tech and into the Professional World
Pa'lante is a Spanish slang word meaning “forward.” The School of Theatre and Dance does a great job connecting students to pre-professional and professional organizations and opportunities through faculty and staff's professional networks during their time at TTU.Read More
The School of Theatre & Dance is a member of numerous professional organizations that amplify opportunities for faculty and students not only to further their education, but also to share their research and creative activities while networking with industry leaders across the nation.
- American College Dance Association
- Association of Arts Administration Educators
- Association of Theatre in Higher Education
- International Theatre Institute
- Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance
- Texas Educational Theatre Association
- Texas Nonprofit Theatre Association
- United States Institute for Theatre Technology