Theatre Department

theatre department posing for final scene

MBU Theatre produces six shows every year, allowing our students to choose design, tech, or performance in each production. The size and variety of our theatre season allow students to tailor their education to their needs and goals.  Visit MBU Theatre on Facebook or Instagram for production photos and videos.

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MBU Theatre Experience

High School Juniors & Seniors/Transfers
Come spend Saturday, October 30 with us, asking questions of our theatre faculty and students over coffee, attending classes and touring the facility that you could make your home.
The MBU Theatre Experience is completely free and is recommended for Theatre, Musical Theatre and Speech/Theatre majors, as well as Theatre and Dance minors. More than anything, we hope that by being on campus you will see what we see in our program: a thriving community of artists devoted to their craft and to each other.

Theatre Productions

Click here to see our past productions.

MBU Theatre Diversity Statement

MBU Theatre firmly stands against racism and white supremacy and squarely stands in the words of Jesus, who tells us to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:39) and who has promised us that one day every tribe, tongue, people, and language will be worshipping together (Revelation 7:9). We believe that in theatre we have the opportunity to reflect and celebrate the beautiful diversity which God has created.

We know that there have been times in the past when we have failed our black and brown brothers and sisters and we also know that we will do so in the future. As we look forward in this time of reckoning with our collective past, we know it is important to pledge all the intangible and tangible ways we will move forward toward a more diverse and inclusive culture.

• We strive to create an environment in which all students know that their concerns can and should be heard and voiced.
• We promise to care for and educate our students without condition.
• We promise to serve our students, casts, crews, and production teams as modeled by Jesus. Elevating them and their needs above our own.
• We expect faculty and students to admit mistakes when they are realized and work to reconcile according to the standards laid out in Matthew 18:15-17.

• We promise to ensure that a BIPOC is represented as a director, masterclass instructor, or designer at least once each school year, with the understanding that as our department grows these opportunities will grow as well.
• We promise that no BIPOC will ever be asked to wear a costume or microphone that reflects the white skin tone and they will never be asked to purchase pieces when white pieces are in stock.
• We promise to make our audition process completely accessible to people of all socio-economic statuses by providing opportunities to audition via video or by sending a faculty delegate to their location. If you cannot afford an accompanist we will provide one or allow the use of tracks.
• We are calling on current students, alumni, and community members of faith to volunteer to comprise a “Race & Representation Council,” which will review our execution of these tangible and intangible commitments once per year, decide on goals for the following year, and release a report via our social media accounts. This council will also assist in auditions and season selection as they are able. This report will be released May of each year.

We hope that as we move forward MBU Theatre can be a true reflection of how good and pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity (Psalm 133:1).

Kasey Cox
Director of Theatre and Dance

MBU Drama Outreach

MBU Drama Outreach exists to encourage, educate, and edify through the art of theatre.

Are you looking for a podcast for your kids? Short scenes for sermon series introductions? A reader’s theatre ministry for your church? How about an improv night for your community, Theatre of the Oppressed for your classroom, or audition workshop for your community group?

Our vision is a self-propagating outreach, where we not only perform for your group, but teach them how to create the outreach themselves. Visit our pages below for more information.


The Agency

Scholarship Auditions

Video Auditions
While we believe it is preferable for you to audition in person if at all possible, we know that sometimes transportation, distance, or life circumstances make this impossible. To that end, video auditions are acceptable. To submit your audition, please follow these directions:

  1. View our how-to example here. This is a musical theatre audition, but a theatre or speech and theatre education audition would follow the same format but with monologues rather than songs.
  2. Visit this page to view requirements for your audition. Please note that musical theatre, theatre, and speech and theatre education all have different audition requirements.
  3. Record your audition and upload it to YouTube.
  4. Send finearts@mobap.edu a link to your audition as well as your audition form. The Musical Theatre form can be found here. The theatre and speech and theatre education form can be found here.
  5. Once we have received and reviewed your audition, you will receive an email from Kasey Cox, Director of Theatre and Dance, to set up a Zoom interview. This interview is simply to get to know you and your educational and career goals. There is no preparation necessary.