The Division of Theatre awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a nationally recognized training program. Graduate students receive M.F.A. degrees in Acting or Design, while undergraduates complete a B.F.A. degree in either Acting or Theatre Studies. Classes and studios combined with participation in a robust production season prepare our graduates to move successfully into the performance industry. During their time at SMU, graduate and undergraduate students often work at Dallas area theatres as well as for top regional companies.
Meet Our Faculty
Professor of Practice in Theatre and Inaugural Director of the Sexton Institute for Musical Theatre
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Theatre
Margo Jones Theatre
The Margo Jones Theatre is a 125-seat black box, with seating divided among four platforms that allow directors and designers to choose between multiple configurations. Each spring, the theatre is host for the New Visions, New Voices festival, providing student writers and directors with a flexible and intimate setting where they can workshop and perform new plays.
Shahrzad Mazaheri MFA ’23, Courtney Amaro MFA ’23, Ariel Kregal MFA ’23
Costumes, Lights and Set by MFA Design Students for SMU’s Fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by faculty member Kara Lynn Vaeni.
September 22, 2023
Meadows’ First-Year Arts Community Experience (FACE) class provides dual-admit students a semester-long orientation developed specifically for today’s artists.
September 08, 2023
Join us in welcoming 19 new faculty members to Meadows, in divisions ranging from art and theatre to journalism and film, and learn more about these new members of our community.
Two recent alumni from the Meadows’ Division of Theatre have been selected to perform an original work at the prestigious international arts showcase, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Hope Endrenyi (B.F.A. ’16) returns to Meadows as an adjunct professor to teach musical theatre class.