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

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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  • Southeast Theatre, Dance Students Performing Senior Showcase at River Campus

    Selected Students Advance to New York City The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will hold its annual Senior Showcase, a cabaret for graduating seniors, at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus. A reception will follow both performances in the John and […]
  • ‘Last Chance to Dance’ to Feature Student Choreographed Pieces

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 26, 2016 – 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 8-9 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Performances […]
  • Southeast Alumna Brings Characters to Life in ‘Hand of God’

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Tara Meyer of Los Angeles, California, helps actors become the character through an ever-changing wardrobe on the Amazon original series, “Hand of God.” Tara, a Cape Girardeau native, is a costume assistant for the costume designer, Susanna Pusito, on the series now in its second season. She works with Pusito […]
  • Theatre Students Presenting Directing II One-Acts

    Theatre students at Southeast Missouri State University will present a series of one-act plays as the culmination of their “Directing II One-Acts” projects May 11-12 in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center Directing Studio at Southeast’s River Campus. The two-evening series at 7:30 p.m. will consist of three different one-act plays presented each […]
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