Forget the Theatre you know. This is the Theatre you own.
There’s no program like it anywhere, and it’s right where you belong! Theatre at Millsaps College disrupts the status quo of college-theatre-as-usual, building its stories from all members of our community—students from every major, athletes from every sport, and faculty and staff from every corner of campus.
Theatre can be improvisational, intimate, insane, imaginative, impolite—all things and more that you will encounter and should understand going forward.
—Karam Rahat, Biochemistry, ’18
With regular community partnerships and multiple performance venues, productions prioritize a mix of theatrical styles, student playwrights, and new perspectives on modern and classical work. In the last five years, Millsaps Theatre productions and community projects have been honored three times by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, won numerous local service awards, and even special recognition by the Ellen Degeneres Show. As a Millsaps Players member, the skills you build will prepare you not just for professional theatre, but for any profession you choose.
You don’t have to be a Theatre major or minor to play a major role. It’s not a complicated relationship—if you want in, welcome home!
I didn’t ever think of myself as a playwright until I presented some of my ideas to my classmates…there’s not a lot of things more satisfying than being responsible for someone’s enjoyment.
—Jack Welsh, Business ’21
As a Humanities major, it was extraordinary for me to experience the power of words and performance first-hand, which helped me to further understand the potential of my academic field.
—Ezekiel Yang, Religious Studies, ’20
Internalizing my worries, fears and stressors was a component of my life that I knew I needed to rectify, so I could truly begin to bloom into my best self.
—Dierra Myers, Chemistry, ’19
Theatre provides a place where I can let go of everything happening in classes. It creates a lighthearted, stress free environment where I can improve skills such as communication or public speaking, while developing relationships with fellow classmates and other professionals.
—Emily Herring, Business and Economics, ’21
The amount of support I got from my friends, teammates, and coaches really surprised me. They all wanted to see the performances for themselves.
—Alvin Joseph, Political Science ’20