About the Theatre Program

The Park University Theatre Program is dedicated to serving the artistic needs of its theatre-interested students, the Park University student body and the Parkville community. In addition to providing an academic minor designed to augment other departmental majors on campus, the Theatre Program offers two main stage presentations each year in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theatre located in Alumni Hall. The Studio Theatre on the second floor of Alumni Hall provides an intimate performance alternative for student-mounted projects. Interest and commitment are the only prerequisites for theatre involvement. No prior experience is necessary.

Grants And Financial Aid Opportunities

Theatre grants for minors are awarded in the spring each year for the following year. All interested persons are required to present a resume of their previous theatre experiences. The deadline for consideration is the end of February.

Work-study employment is available for students who meet University requirements. In addition to two main stage presentations during the school year, production opportunities include student-mounted experimental theatre projects. Theatre auditions are open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Park's Partnership with the Unicorn Theatre

Park's partnership with Kansas City's Unicorn Theatre company provides students with opportunities to take courses from instructors with real-world theatrical experience and to work with practicing professional theatre artists. For more than 30 years the Unicorn has brought award-winning and cutting-edge plays and musicals to Kansas City audiences. The theatre often showcases talented new playwrights and local performers. The artistic staff at the Unicorn Theatre offers two courses each semester along with production based internships for Park students. These opportunities to work with actively involved artists create unique and rewarding experiences for theatre students at Park. To find out more about this professional theatre company, visit the Unicorn Theatre's website.