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The role of a lifetime

In Loyola's Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, you could find your role of a lifetime. Whether on stage or behind the scenes, our broad curriculum in the theatre arts will ensure that you develop or enhance a sense of artistic and personal discipline, responsibility, and a life-long commitment to the theatre.

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Loyola Resident Theatre Company, Southern Rep Theatre

Partnership Featured in 2016 Provost Report

Southern Rep Theatre, professional equity theatre company, is currently in residence at Loyola University New Orleans. This partnership has been featured in the 2016 Provost's Report. Southern Rep specializes in new plays that emphasize the diversity of New Orleans. Our students will be able to enjoy free shows, have the opportunity to join the SRT Intern Company and audition to be a part of the SRT Acting Company. 

Musical Theatre Casual Cabaret 

Broadway Overdone: The Songs You Are Told NOT to Sing at Auditions

August 25, 2017
6:00-7:00 PM
Lower Depths Theatre



2017-2018 Season

"Seeking Truth"

Tickets: www.presents.loyno.edu


The Christians

by Lucas Hnath
Directed by C. Patrick Gendusa
Choir Director: Kenneth Weber
Marquette Theatre
September 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 PM and October 1 at 2 PM

Caroline, or Change

Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Produced in Partnership with Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)
Directed by Dr. Laura Hope
Musical Director: Donna Clavijo
JPAS West Wego Theatre
October 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 7:30 PM and October 29, November 5 at 2 PM


Richard III

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Laura Hope
Marquette Theatre
March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 PM and March 4 at 2 PM


Informed Consent

by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Lower Depths Theatre
April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM
April 15 at 2 PM

student Achievements + Research

The House That Will Not Stand earns Big Easy Award Win

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce that its fall 2016 production of Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand, directed by Department Chair Dr. Laura Hope has received a Big Easy Award for Best University Production.

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faculty Achievements + Research

Professor Starring in Local Tennessee Williams Production

Loyola voice and movement professor, Janet Shea, will join The Tennessee William’s Theatre Company of New Orleans in The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams. Shea starts as tenacious actress Flora “Sissy” Goforth.

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alumni Achievements + Research

Brain Schrader '09 Returns to Teach Master Class "Loyola to National Tour"

Brian Schrader '09, graduate of the Theatre Arts and Business Administration program, recently returned to Loyola to talk with our students about his career as the Associate Company Manager with the Troika National Tour of The Bodyguard The Musical starring Deborah Cox.

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