The minor in theatre allows creativity to complement the core of a liberal arts education and use theatre as a laboratory to explore how humanities, sciences and other arts intersect. Students develop artistic discipline in acting, directing, and design for theatre while enhancing students' historical and analytical skills through an appreciation of theatre history and dramatic literature.

Fast Facts
  • Main stage productions open to students of all majors and years
  • Prominent guest artists create work for the main stage season and interact closely with students.
  • Collaborate with Department of Music for musical theatre productions.
Sparks fly as a student helps build a stage set.


What You'll Study

Go behind the scenes


You’re in good company

Trinity’s theatre faculty help students unlock their creative abilities in the performing arts by cultivating a shared experience of theatre that fosters understanding, inspires action, and changes lives.

Andrew Hansen
Andrew Hansen, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Stacey Connelly
Stacey Connelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Kyle Gillette, Ph.D.
Acting Dean: School of Arts and Humanities (Summer and Fall 2023), and Professor
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Kellie Grengs, M.F.A.
Senior Lecturer/Costume Designer
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William Jensen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Debate
Rachel Joseph
Rachel Joseph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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L. Andrew Lopez, M.F.A.
Senior Lecturer, Technical Director/Lighting Designer
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Martha Peñaranda
Assistant Professor
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Roberto Prestigiacomo, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
Nathan Stith
Nathan Stith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Erin M. Sumner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Kathleen Vernon
Visiting Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Debate

Student Opportunities

Step into the spotlight


Join main stage productions beginning your first year or take advantage of student-run productions. Whatever you do, you’ll be surrounded by world-class facilities, from gorgeous theaters to well-stocked prop, set design, and costume studios.


Students can pursue their goals with merit-based scholarships or money provided by the theatre department.



Students truly learn by doing when it comes to theatre. From acting to directing and costume-making and set design, students bring art to life—and...

Spaces and Facilities

Trinity’s three theatre facilities are among the finest of any collegiate program, supported by multiple design studios offering hands-on experience...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Open to all students, majors and non-majors alike, Trinity Theatre’s productions present a range of creative opportunities.


When You Graduate

Preparation for any role

Graduates with theatre minors learn how to bring creativity and discipline to any field. They leave Trinity able to bring down a house on their own, share the limelight with others, and improvise and critically think through any situation. These skills keep them from waiting in the wings—instead, they’re ready to step into the spotlight after they take their final bow at Trinity.



Alumni are cast in many roles, from companies—in both the theatrical and business sense—to graduate study. Whether you’re preparing a monologue for a sales pitch or blocking your classroom, you’ll nail any audition you’re faced with in the real world.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Performance coaching
  • Sales and marketing
  • Teaching
  • Theatre, television, and film




Take the next step

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