Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Steve Martin’s play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will be the first show of the 2015-2016 season.

The play runs October 22-23 and 29-31 at 7:30pm and November 1 at 3:00pm.

2015 Dance Concert

Jill Howard leads a talented group of faculty and students in the first ever WLU Dance Concert at 3pm on Sunday, May 3rd. The concert is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!!

The Diary of Anne Frank

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Inaugural Dance Concert Success

2015 Dance Concert held on Sunday, May 3rd was an overwhelming success.  The concert was a late addition in the 2014-2015 Theatre season and the program scrambled around to find a way to produce an exhibition of the student work over the past year of classes.  Dances...

2015 Dance Concert

West Liberty University recently developed a minor in Dance and is holding its first ever Dance Concert.  The concert is under the direction of the dance faculty, Jill Howard and Gretchen Moore, who will be performing with the concert.  Jill Howard teaches, among...

Theater @ West Liberty

The WLU Theatre Program is part of the university’s College of Arts and Communication.  As part of the Department of Music and Theatre, the program has two full-time faculty, two adjunct faculty, and numerous staff/contracted artists.  The program currently offers one degree: a B.S. in Communication: Theatre.  However the faculty have been developing the program to be able to offer multiple degree seeking options, including a B.A. in Theatre (with areas of emphasis) and a B.A. in Theatre Education.  In addition to offering the coursework needed for graduation, the program maintains an aggressive production season.  The Hilltop Players typically produce four to five main stage productions a year with opportunities for students to participate in a touring children’s theatre company and student-directed performances.  The season is chosen to offer a variety of ‘styles’ of shows giving our students the chance to be well-rounded artists, regularly performing contemporary dramas, comedies, classics, musicals, holiday extravaganzas, and children’s theatre.

Our Mission Statement

We strive to provide our students with an outstanding undergraduate education in theatre that is necessary to make the transition into a course of graduate study or entry-level position in a professional theatre.

Our Approach to Productions

The West Liberty University Theatre Program is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to our students in performance, believing that a well-rounded artist is more prepared to enter the world of professional theatre or graduate studies.  Many hours go into looking for the best projects for our students, the productions that will challenge them to grow and blossom as artists, and decisions are based on their ‘needs’ rather than the faculty’s ‘wants’.  We are a STUDENT-FOCUSED theatre program.