Theatre Program

Next On Stage

House of Desires

Wyatt Hall Black Box Theatre
March 29, 30, April 1, 4, 5, 6 @ 7PM
March 31 @ 2PM

$10 General Admission
$7 Students/Seniors/Groups 5+

Bellarmine Magazine — The Secret Life of Adjuncts: Takayla Williams

Bellarmine’s adjunct professors have some pretty incredible “secret lives.” From a swing dancer to a former chief of police and now a television star, they carry their passions from real world practice to classroom application.

Takayla Williams’ secret life is not so secret. Her passion for acting and performance touches all aspects of her life. As an adjunct professor in the Theatre department, she teaches Acting 1 to non-majors. Outside the classroom, she spends her time auditioning and performing.

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.

2018-2019 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival - Region IV


  • Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Nominees, Brad Middleton (Detroit), Cassie Emert (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Collette Priddy (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
  • Design, Technology & Management Nominee (Sound Design): Patrick Valsted (Detroit)
  • Design, Technologies, and Management (Stage Management): Rebekah Jarboe (Detroit), Maggie Duke (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
  • Design, Technologies, and Management (Costume Design): Molly Duke (Detroit & The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

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Theatre Program
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205