Theatre Program

Upcoming Events

Movie Premiere, Hero of Auschwitz : The Life and Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3.00 p.m. • Free admission
Cralle Theatre, Bellarmine University

Join us for the Hero of Auschwitz: The Life and love of St. Maximilian Kolbe. The movie, produced by Franciscan Friars in India and directed by Jessy Maria, tells St. Maximilian Kolbe's life story, from his childhood in Poland to his martyrdom in Auschwitz during World War II.

The film will be in Malayalam with English subtitles and features Fr. John Pozhathuparambil and Megan Burnett, Assistant Professor of Theatre, in leading roles.

Organized by the Office of Campus Ministry and Theatre Program.

The Scotian Women by Lee Pennington

  • March 23-25: 7:00 p.m.
  • March 31-April 1: 7:00 p.m.
  • April 2: 2:00 p.m.
  • April 3: 7:00 p.m.

Wyatt Hall Black Box Theatre
$8.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students (with valid ID)
$5.00 Seniors

To reserve tickets for this show, click here.

APO presents Crooked by Catherine Treischmann (A senior capstone project by Lauren Bidwell)

  • April 21 7:00 p.m.
  • April 22 2:00 p.m.
  • April 22 7:00 p.m.
  • April 23 2:00 p.m.

Wyatt Hall Black Box Theatre
$8.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students (with valid ID)
$5.00 Seniors

To reserve tickets for this show, click here.

Mission Statement

The Theatre program develops future artists, educators, scholars and audience members who are imaginative, knowledgeable, skilled and socially responsible. Through critical research of the literature, history and theory of drama, and by developing practical skills in performance and production, working collaboratively and honing individual artistic passions, Theatre majors train to become self-sufficient actors, directors, playwrights, administrators, or theatrical technicians.

Learning Outcomes

Theatre majors will demonstrate the ability to

1. Communicate effectively about the theatre arts in both written and verbal forms.
2. Discuss, present and apply theatrical concepts and skills on the stage.
3. Apply acquired intellectual and critical skills in textual analyses and scholarly research.
4. Explain at an advanced level how differences in dramatic works, acting skills, and artistic and cultural theatrical concepts represent the multiplicity of the human experience.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Bellarmine University Theatre Program celebrates the creativity of the human spirit. As a vital part of an international liberal arts community, the Theatre Program concentrates on developing imaginative, knowledgeable, skilled and responsible artists, teachers, scholars, students and audience members for the future of theatre. Within this creative community of artist-scholars, students are encouraged to cultivate critical thinking and develop their individual artistic passion through immersion in literature, new world views, cultural diversity, exposure to a wide variety of performance practices and their own practical creative exploration.

Over the next four years BU Theatre will produce classic works, international plays, a musical or two, works by and inspired by William Shakespeare and other classical works, a devised work, plays by local playwrights, plays by emerging playwrights, comedies, tragedies, and our highly acclaimed International 10-Minute Play Festival. 

If you enroll in Theatre, you will see the world from many perspectives.  You’ll understand why and how theatre is created.  You’ll create your own works of art, on and off stage.  You’ll analyze texts, research time periods, explore your imagination all with the goal of creating an interactive, fully dimensional and powerful performance meant to entertain and educate audiences throughout time and the world.  You’ll have many options for careers in which you will use your Liberal Arts education in ways you never thought possible.  You’ll make lifelong friends.  You’ll have a blast! 

Interested in becoming a Theatre Major or Minor? Please contact Theatre Program Director Megan Burnett at or 502.272.7480.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2013 Awards

Bellarmine Theatre Program is proud to hold the National Title in Sound Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2013.

Bellarmine also holds the Regional Title in Sound Design and the 3rd Place in Stage Managing Title at the American College Theatre Festival 2013, Region 4.

Study Abroad

Bellarmine offers a wide variety of study abroad options on 6 continents in over 50 countries and at over 150 partner campuses around the globe.

Contact Us

Theatre Program
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205