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.
School of Theatre & Dance's Upcoming Production
Water by the Spoonful
Water by the Spoonful
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.View Details
The Threepenny Opera
Written in 1928, with a jazzy score by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera is one of the most influential works in musical theatre history.View Details
Fall Dance Festival
Showcasing exciting new work, Fall Dance Festival is a capstone project featuring choreography by fourth-year students in the dance program.View Details
Great Start to the New Year!
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts School of Theatre & Dance are kicking off the year with a great start! From recognizing distinguished faculty, to research grants and student champions, the spring semester is looking bright.Read More
The second phase of our theatre complex is now completed, and it's breathtaking. The newly remodeled Maedgen Theatre is unrecognizable: it's much more open, what with new seats and carpet, and the walls are built to transform the means by which sound is shared with the audience.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