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Theatre Minor



In partnership with MTI, Trine University's Music and Theatre Department present...

Matt as ConeybearThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

April 8, 9 & 10

7pm every night & 3pm matinee* on Saturday the 10th

Tickets: $10 for general admission; $5 for non-Trine students

Advanced seating encouraged!  ($2 more at the door)

Mature content—Parental guidance  advised

Trine staff, faculty & students: FREE admission

*Understudies will perform at the matinee

Book written by Rachel Sheinkin, music & lyrics by William Finn



 Recent Productions  

Jobe Kaylor auditions 2020

Blake Williams_On BroadwayJaden Excalibur 2020Ivy & Kaitlin 2020Alexis 2020A Mills 2020
L Roop 2020Aidan Smith 2020Peter Klee 2020Chantale 2020M Kettner 2020

On Broadway! An evening of solos & monologues

Email Theatre Professor Mindy Maples or Music Professor Alyssa Newbill for more information 

Poe Night!  

 Poe Night 2020 Image 1 Poe Night 2020 Image 5

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Theatre Minor

The Theatre minor requires 15 credit hours.  The theatre minor is intended to provide students from any major who wish to gain from a variety of meaningful academic and practical experiences in theatre.  Upon completion of this minor added to any appropriate major, students will be prepared to work in a non-commercial field of theatre such as community theatre or to pursue advanced training leading to a career in professional theatre.  When combined with the Communication major, this minor will allow students to become active participants in a variety of theatrical professions such as design, public relations, house/event management, stage lighing, etc.

Course Requirements

THE 103  Introduction to Theatre
THE 100   Theatre ProductionKaitlyn Lee photo_Auditions
  OR   THE 101  Theatre Production
ENG 423  Drama
  OR  ENG 433  Shakespheare and His Times
COM 373  Topics in Communication 
           (rotating theatre emphasis of "Fundamentals of Acting", "Stagecraft", "Directing", etc.)

Total Minor Program:  15 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog .

Theatre Scholarships

A Theatre Scholarship at Trine is awarded to students demonstrating exceptional talent in one or several areas of the theatrical arts.  Areas include, but are not limited to, acting, directing, set/sound or light design, costume design, or stage management.  Recipients also have a clear desire to grow and utilize their talent while studying here and also later in life.  Students must audition and/or meet with the theatre professor in order to be considered for this scholarship.  For more information, email Theatre Professor Mindy Maples:

Recipients are required to:

  • Meet with the theatre professor three times a semester:
    • Twice with all theatre scholarship recipients, and once individually with the theatre professor
  • Participate in one theatrical production each semester (acting, publicity, backstage, etc.)
  • Register for Theatre Practicum (currently Theatre Production) for 1 credit per semester to document time spent on a production
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA from high school
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at Trine
  • Be an active member in Drama Club

Kelsey Flowers Audition photo
Mandi F - Auditions Fall 2020

Lauren Banks_ Auditions Fall 2020
Abby photo auditions