Butler Theatre students develop their individual voice - in
theatre and in life:
- We combine the best qualities of a BFA program with the
flexibility of a BA. Butler offers high-quality
instruction from professors like those you'd find in a
- We educate the whole person. Our students are
encouraged to take a secondary major or minor because we want them
to do more than just rehearse for four years. We want our students
to learn about
- We offer international flavor. Our
Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist program
brings in experts from around the world to work with students, and
we visit them in their home countries. Check out Butler
Theatre's next short-term faculty led trip abroad - our
popular study trip to the Moscow Art Theatre School
runs every other summer.
- We encourage risk-taking. At our theatre
school, we push the boundaries of theatre in
productions. We view our black box theatre as a laboratory where we
don't duplicate the past, but create the theatre of the
- We're part of the professional community.
Butler Theatre students work with the Indiana Repertory Theatre,
the Phoenix Theatre, and the Heartland Actors' Repertory Theatre -
the best Equity
companies in Indianapolis.
- We help students chart their own path. All
students takes a core group of theatre courses to learn everything about theatre -
directing, acting, design, movement, voice, history. Then they
specialize. This helps them diversify their skills and prepares
them for the real world of theatre - and to make a living.
- We believe a degree in Theatre is practical.
Theatre is about taking time, money, space, people, and ideas and
making something out of them. In addition to serving you well as a
theatre artist, what job doesn't need that skillset? Others agree.
Check out this article from Backstage.com about the
importance of a Theatre degree. Also, this Yahoo Education
article lists theatre as one of the
Top 10 Majors for employment.
All the world is, indeed, a stage. Butler Theatre helps
students find the perfect role.
The Department of Theatre is an accredited institutional
member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre
Butler Theatre - Take a Risk
Check out how Butler Theatre creates our productions.
The Butler Theatre department incorporates music and dance into many of our productions. Check out musical theatre Butler style.
Lilly Hall, Room 152
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Department Chair: Diane Timmerman
Admin. Assistant: Lakisha Cooper