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Theatre Department
It is our highest aim to provide students with spiritual and academic opportunities in all aspects of the creative process of theatre.

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Theatre promotional photos for upcoming drama production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

The BYU-Idaho Department of Theatre offers a wide span of theatrical experiences to engage its participants and accommodate their diverse strengths. It is our highest aim to provide students with spiritual and academic opportunities in all aspects of the creative process of theatre. They will be trained in an environment that fosters individual creativity and commitment to the principles of the restored Gospel.

Classes and experiences are designed to develop the performance skills necessary to excel as actors and directors. We teach principles of theatrical design and technology, enabling students to deepen their understanding of dramatic literature, theatre history, and criticism. A number of degrees, minors, and concentrations are offered to individualize students' education and career paths.

Students don't have to be a theatre major to audition for productions and enroll in theatre classes, we encourage everyone to participate! Regardless of major or skill level, students can find great educational, social, and enjoyable experiences. Students with interests in technical theatre, set design, costume design and set construction can also volunteer to help with theatrical productions.

Upcoming Productions

Discover dates and times for the upcoming productions the 2023 semesters!
By Frederick Gaines
From the Story by Washington Irving
Directed by Roger Merrill

October 18–19 & 24–26 at 7:30 PM
October 20–21 & 27–28 at 6:00 & 8:00 PM
Snow Black Box Theatre

Ichabod Crane, a bumbling eccentric schoolmaster, moves to a superstitious town haunted by a headless horseman. A Puritan who constantly quotes Cotton Mather, Ichabod insists he is not superstitious. When a dark figure on horseback follows him home one night, Ichabod screams in terror and shows that he is as superstitious as everyone else. The next morning, all that remains of Ichabod Crane is his small, tri–corner hat and the sound of his voice.
Modernized by Chester N. Scoville & Kimberley M. Yates
Directed by Josh Leukhardt, Janice Munk & Justin Bates

November 29–December 1 & December 5–9 at 7:30 PM
Snow Black Box Theatre

The York Cycle, also known as the York Corpus Christi Plays, is a collection of short Middle English plays dating back to the 14th Century. The forty–eight plays in the cycle covered religious history from the time of creation to the last judgement. It is unclear who wrote the plays, but they were very popular with medieval audiences. Different craft guilds across York in England took responsibility for performing each play, and they ran alongside the Corpus Christi festivities in the city.

We invite you to come celebrate the Christmas season with us as the Theatre Department produces six plays from the York Cycle that are central to the birth of Christ. They include: The Annunciation and Visitation, Joseph’s Trouble with Mary, The Nativity, The Shepherds, Herod and the Magi, and The Purification.

Bachelor's Degrees We Offer

For general information about each of our offerings, visit our Degrees and Programs page.