Theatre Arts Department
Michael Hill-Kirkland, MFA, Ph.D.
Chair of Theatre Arts
In the Department of Theatre Arts, we seek to express life's most profound truths as deposited in written drama and expressed through the power and passion of live performance. The Department of Theatre Arts seeks theatre artists who share our vision and our desire to shake the world of the theatre at its very core; to have a positive and spirit-filled impact upon the academy, the industry, and the church. Whether you act, direct, sing, dance or write, our theatre programs, will stretch, challenge, and nurture you into being the best you can be as an artist, scholar and spiritual being. Through a career in theatre, it is your unique voice that has the potential to impact the future of the theatre our culture.
Theatre Arts Graduate Programs
- M.A. in Theatre - Online/Hybrid
- Certificate of Graduate Studies: Theatre Practices - On Campus
Theatre Arts Faculty
Theatre Arts faculty members bring innovation and vibrancy to our students' learning experience. Each has achieved distinguished careers in academic and professional settings representing the wide array of fields in the areas of communication and the arts. Many continue to work professionally in their respective fields. Among our professors are: a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Telly and Emmy Award-winning artists, published scholars and experienced professionals who have worked in major media and entertainment markets in California; Chicago; New York; Washington, D.C. and around the world.
A Statement of Position on Theatre at Regent University
It is the Regent University Department of Theatre Arts' position that we are called to tell stories both descriptive and prescriptive in nature. The stories we present onstage may serve to edify and show us how best to live our lives, or serve to warn us, to steer us away from danger.
Our artistic aim is to creatively produce dramatic works that entertain while simultaneously presenting many of the universal truths God has revealed to us through the human condition. When creative works point people or move people toward God and away from the sinful state of the human condition, those works take on a redemptive quality.
It is our position that truth is ultimately redemptive. This does not mean that truth is devoid of trials, hardship, cruelty, conflict or behavior that may on occasion make us uncomfortable. That being said, the revelation of truth can be a cause for celebration—both joyous and liberating. We invite you to join us in embracing the words of our Lord when He said, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32)