SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Theatre at Southwest Baptist University

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Questions? Contact

David C. Bailey, Ph.D.
Department Chair
(417) 328-1699

Bethany Wood
Assistant Professor of Theatre
(417) 328-1688


Jonathan Wehmeyer
Bethany Wood

All the world’s a stage. 

SBU Theatre is an ensemble of unabashedly creative artists and diligent scholars dedicated to learning and sharing the craft of theatre in preparation for a variety of careers in the arts. By using our scholarship, our creativity, and our faith we dare ourselves, our community, and the Church to live like Christ.

Students in the SBU Theatre program study all aspects of theatre, including acting, directing, design, playwriting, management, and more.

In an effort to provide students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a hands-on experience, the SBU Theatre program produces three Mainstage productions each year, including a musical or opera.  Students also find acting and design opportunities in our Second-Stage events such as 24-hour-theatre, improv shows, and student-directed plays.