Theater

Students perform a work in progress.

Academics

Theater is a place for entertainment and engagement, either as audience members or as performers or backstage wizards! Our classes and productions are open to all members of the MU community, no matter what your major.

Many majors can benefit from the addition of a minor in Theater, especially if your field of study includes making presentations. We’re also a home for self-motivated individuals who are interested in creating their own work—we’ve produced original plays, student-directed projects, even movement pieces with a theatrical spin.

We’re also aware and supportive of the theater community in Fayetteville and the surrounding area. Students (and faculty) have appeared in productions at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, the Gilbert Theater, and Sweet Tea Shakespeare. We encourage students to attend and support these organizations as well as professional and community theaters within driving distance in Sanford and the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region.

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Contact the Theater Program

Dr. Evan Bridenstine

Evan Bridenstine, PhD

Chair, Theatre; Associate Professor of Theatre
(910) 630-7105
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Dr. Evan Bridenstine
Evan Bridenstine, PhD

Chair, Theatre; Associate Professor of Theatre

B.A., Ashland University; M.A., Kent State University; M.F.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Dissertation:

Thomas King at Sadler’s Wells and Drury Lane: Proprietorship and Management in Late Eighteenth-Century English Theatre, 1771-1788

Teaching:

Theatre Survey, Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History

Playwriting:

High Strung Quartet for Unstrung Voices (John Glines, NYC; West Coast Ensemble, LA; Neptune Productions, San Francisco; Reality Theatre, Columbus, OH), Taking Leave (Humbolt State University), Miller’s Point (Ohio State University), Friendship Calls (Washington & Lee University), Gravel Pudding (University of Virginia), Broken Cadences (University of Virginia), Last Lunch (Ashland University), Bull Black (Kent State University).

Acting:

Mister in Sunday in the Park With George, Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol, J.P. Morgan in Ragtime, Moonface Mullins in Anything Goes, Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Charlie in Tintypes, Flint in Something’s Afoot, Judge Thatcher and Counsetor Robinson in Big River, Oolie in The Salvation of Sunshine Billy (premiere), Owen Musser in The Foreigner, Chrysale in Learned Ladies, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing.

Directing:

Tar Heel Tales, Little Shop of Horrors, Red and Blue, The Spitfire Grill, Little Red Riding Hood: The Opera, Godspell, A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck, Man of La Mancha, Hook, Line and Sinker (premiere), Anything Goes, The Duck Variations, Our Town, Story Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew.

(910) 630-7105
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Minor Requirements

The Theater minor consists of 15 s.h. distributed as follows:
  • THE 1010 Stage Performance Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • THE 1030 Stagecraft Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • THE 1630 Basic Stagecraft (3 s.h.)
  • THE 3110 Theater History and Literature (3 s.h.)
  • THE 3650 Acting (3 s.h.)
  • THE 3660 Advanced Acting (3 s.h.)

Choose one of the following:

  • THE 1020 Stage Performance Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • THE 1040 Stagecraft Ensemble (1 s.h.)