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Welcome to Theatre

The Department of Speech & Theatre is committed to providing students with the fundamental knowledge of communication, performance and design through research and practical application. We encourage the development of student creativity and oral competency in communication while enhancing professional presentation skills. The department fosters a safe, nurturing environment of creativity, collaboration and experimentation, while providing exceptional instruction in communication, technical design and stage performance. We utilize traditional and nontraditional teaching methods, ultimately leading to educational success and personal/professional advancement.

In Chronological Order



The Color Purple: The Musical


October 26-30


Mark G. Henderson


The Gospel of the Nativity


November 30-December 3


Mark G. Henderson




Location/Mailing Address

Mailing Address
Department of Speech & Theatre
Jackson State University
Box 17126
Jackson, MS 39217

Street Address
Jackson State University
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217


Department Office: 601-979-2426
Box Office: 601-979-5956
Costume Shop: 601-979-8612


*For more information, contact us at 601-979-2426

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