Former theatre students include Tony-winning actors Julie White and John Benjamin Hickey, Emmy-winning actor Powers Boothe, Emmy-winning Light designer Matt Ford, Emmy-winning writer and film director Thomas Carter, and Drama Desk nominees Demond Green, Roberta Colindrez, and Bobby Moreno.
Since 2001, through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the department’s theatre program has been recognized at the Kennedy Center with 2 Producer Awards, 2 Special National Selection Team Fellowships and 30 National Finalists, including 7 National Award Winners.
An August 2010 article in the New York Times cited Texas State as having one of the top undergraduate programs in musical theatre and acting. At a subsequent conference, author and college audition coach Mary Anna Dennard stated: “The hottest drama program in the country is at Texas State.”
The Dance faculty has earned both national and international acclaim presenting work in France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, and Portland.