The Theatre Department puts on several main stage performances throughout the school year, as well as a number of smaller productions in alternate venues. For a listing of the productions that are scheduled for the year, visit the Arts Series Schedule page. All productions at Belhaven are open to all students on campus; both performance and backstage work is available for non-majors as well as majors.

Career Opportunities:

Students participating in theatre activities at Belhaven University will have the opportunity to prepare themselves for careers in the following theatrically related fields:

Actor for stage and screen
Director for stage and screen
Script Writer for stage and screen
Designer for stage and screen
Artistic Director
Managing Director
Production Manager
Stage Manager
Literary Manager
Technical Director
Master Carpenter
Lighting for stage and screen
Master Electrician
Sound Designer for stage and screen
Sound Engineer
Theatre Reviewer
Costume/ Fashion Designer
Wardrobe Master
Makeup Artist
Props Master
Run Crew
Box Office Manager
Publicity Coordinator
Marketing and Public Relations
Front of House Manager
Audience Services Coordinator
Company and Tour Manager
Voiceover Artist
Spokesperson/ Anchor

As part of the curriculum and activities of the Theatre Department, students will be prepared to work professionally within either the secular theatrical market, the missions and ministry fields (either para-church or congregational), or as a leader in the avocational realm.

Students working within the theatre activities at Belhaven University will be prepared to apply experience and skills in the following fields to any opportunity they encounter:

Leadership and Project management
Goal setting/ Deadline management
Teamwork and collaboration
Creative problem solving
Public Speaking and Presentation
Electrical and Construction
Missions and Ministry
Scheduling and Facility Management
Teaching workshops and coaching
Marketing and Public Relations

Internships/Professional Placement:

Students of Belhaven University’s theatre program have participated in internships, summer work, professional or academic placement with the following organizations:

University of Virginia (VA) M.F.A. Acting program
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (IL) M.F.A. Theatrical Sound Design program
The New School (NY) M.F.A. Acting program
University of Florida (FL) M.F.A. Costuming program
Miami University (OH) MA Theatre program
Regent University (VA) M.F.A. Acting program
Towson University (MD) M.F.A. program
Catholic University (DC) M.F.A. Acting program
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Southern Mississippi (MS) M.F.A. Acting Program
Los Angeles Film Studies Center (CA)
Stella Adler Studio (NY)
Sight and Sound Theatre (PA)
A.D. Players Theatre (TX)
PUSH Physical Theatre (NY)
New York Stage and Film (NY)
Dollywood Parks (TN)
Masterworks Festival (IN)
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (NY)
Brevard Music Center (NC)
Valdosta Festival (GA)
Red Clay Theatre (TN)
Circle in the Square Theatre (NY)
Hedgerow Theatre (PA)
Disney World (FL)
Circle Theatre (TX)
Stage West (TX)
Water Tower Theatre (TX)
Pocket Sandwich Theatre (TX)
Theatre Arlington (TX)
Synetic Theatre (DC)
New Stage Theatre (MS)
Pearl High School (MS)
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MS)
Aslan Performing Arts (Madrid, Spain)
The Flea Theatre (MY)
Horn in the West (NC)
Jenny Wiley Theatre (KY)
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (KY)
Oxford Shakespeare Festival (MS)
Ensemble Theatre (TX)
First Stage Theatre Academy (WI)
The Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre (MS)
La Mama Experimental Theatre (NY)
Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp (CO)
Arena Stage (DC)

Gratuitous B Productions (MS)
Findlay Summer Theatre (OH)
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp (CO)
New Haven Community Theatre (MO)
East Central College (MO)
Hermann High School (MO)
Geneva College (PA)
Rochester High School (PA)
Beaver County Christian School (PA)
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks (PA)
Liberty Theatre (PA)
Pittsburgh Public Theatre (PA)
Lincoln Park Performing Arts School (PA)
Belhaven University Dance (MS)
North Shore Music Theatre (MA)
Spokane Youth Theatre (WA)
Austin Playhouse (TX)
Public Theatre (NY)
National Rep Theatre (TX)
Mississippi Puppet Arts Theatre (MS)
Black Rose Theatre (MS)
Off Kilter Comedy (MS)
Eyevox / Mad Genius (MS)
Power APAC (MS)
WJTV - Jackson (MS)
Enclave of the Arts (TX)
Karuscape Films (MS)
Ash Taylor Productions (MS)
Theatrical Lighting Systems, Inc. (MS)
Santa Fe Opera (NM)
Florida Repertory Theatre (FL)
Sea Change Theatre (MA)
Fondren Theatre Workshop (MS)
Actor's Playhouse (MS)
Columbus Civic Theatre (OH)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH)
Summer Dinner Theatre (MD)
New Harmony Theatre (IN)
Lyric Stage (TX)
Paragon Arts (TX)
Stagedoor Manor (NY)
Pacific High School (MO)
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (PA)
Vpstart Crow (VA)
The Art Factory (Kandern, Germany)
Columbus Children's Theatre (OH)
Black Snow Productions (VA)