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We create live events from exciting scripts.

If you love collaborating with your peers and making theatre that entertains and enlightens, the Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Theatre is for you.
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Acquire an excellent education in the liberal arts tradition.

Students thrive when doing what they love. You’ll attain essential skills for future careers in the arts in the areas of design and construction techniques, theatre literature and history, and performance.


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Experienced faculty focused on your success.

You’ll study from and work one-on-one with dedicated and professionally active faculty who are dedicated to your success.



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Scholarship Dollars Awarded in 2020–21

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This is where you’ll experience it all.

Each season, you’ll find an eclectic mix of plays and musicals from a variety of periods and genres. This approach ensures that you’ll have the opportunity to experience many styles of theatre during your years with us.

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Passion for Theatre
“I’ve loved performing since I was little. Once I discovered theater, later in elementary school, I’ve always had a passion for it and strive to continue to build and grow as a performing artist so I can do it professionally and make a living out of something I love doing. Purdue Fort Wayne was my choice because of the opportunities I believe it can provide for me.”
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beyond the classroom

Our students get out there. 

Through the Department of Theatre, you’ll have the opportunity to find jobs and internships, lead student organizations, and travel far and wide to acquire professional training and see world-class theatre.

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Have questions?


Contact the Department of Theatre at [email protected].