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The Theatre Department has three general goals: 

  1. Encourage students to appreciate the theatre as an art form.
  2. Encourage an understanding of how live theatre develops from script to performance.
  3. Provide student with many opportunities to experience live theatre performance and to participate in Crowder College Theatre productions in both performance and technical areas.

Crowder’s Associate of Arts degree requirements are accepted by all Missouri colleges and universities.


At Crowder, you can perform during your freshman and sophomore years without competing with juniors, seniors, and graduate students which you would find at a four-year college or university.

The theatre produces a variety of productions, with a children’s production each year and opportunities for a student-directed play.

Crowder Players

Crowder Players is a student theatre club that plans and implements several theatre-related events each year.



The Crowder College Theatre Department offers talent-based scholarships for participation in theatre productions. You do not need to declare a theatre major in order to receive a scholarship.

Areas of Study Include:

  • Opportunities for student-directed productions
  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Costume Construction

Benefits of Attending Crowder College:

  • Small classes
  • Low tuition costs
  • Quality instructors with professional experience
  • On-campus student housing
  • Training for careers in theatre, communications, public relations, and broadcasting

Classes Offered

  • Acting 1
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Stage Makeup
  • Summer Theatre
  • Topics in Theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Scene work
  • Introduction to Theatre

Program of Study

With a degree from Crowder, you will have the basics needed for acceptance into a four-year college or university plus the experience needed to make you an asset to any theatre program.


Angela “Annie” Smith | E: AnnieSmith@Crowder.edu