Department Calendar

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
January 24-27: OFF THE MAP Festival Begins

January 31: BYU Rough Cut Submissions Due
February 1 & 2: Anne of Green Gables Auditions
February 2: Merit Scholarship Applications Due
February 1-3: OFF THE MAP Festival Continues
February 6: BYU Vera Hinckley Mayhew Submissions Due
February 9: Mary Lou Fulton Scholarship Submissions Due

Theatre Forum Schedule (Nelke Theatre – 11am, Unless otherwise specified)
January 25: OFF THE MAP
February 1: CFAC Faith and Works Lecture

Mask Club Schedule
March 1: Director Andrew Smith, The Last Firefly by Naomi Iizuka

Student Funding/Scholarship Deadlines

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Merit Scholarship
Merit Scholarships are awarded to full-time students majoring in Theatre or Media Arts. This scholarship will provide financial assistance for tuition and school fees. For more information about guidelines and applications, click here.









Mary Lou Fulton Scholarship
The Mary Lou Fulton Scholarship is now accepting admissions! Mary Lou Fulton provides support in the following areas: individual scholarly and creative projects, group scholarships and projects, department initiatives, and program area support. It provides this support through a variety of scholarships, internships, dramaturgy and much more. For more information, including application forms for both students and faculty, click here.

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Creative Arts Contest
Several years before his death in 1973, Wayne E. Mayhew of Berkeley, California, established a trust fund to provide annual awards in creative writing and fine arts at Brigham Young University in honor of his wife, Vera Hinckley Mayhew, a former BYU student. The first contest, in short story writing, began in 1963–1964 and has continued annually since then. A second contest, in poetry writing, began in 1974–1975. In 1978–1979, four additional contests were started. Since that time, two additional contests were added, making eight annual contests. For more information about general rules and specific regulations for each contest, click here.

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The Outstanding Student Award
This award is presented at the end of each school year to graduating students that are nominated by faculty and peers in their area of study. Finalists are then expected to create a short presentation about their contributions to the department. After these presentations, the faculty will select one student to be an Outstanding Student recipient for each award. For more information, click here.

For university funding opportunities, click here and/or visit
For other national scholarships, fellowships, and programs, click here.

For more information, please refer to this site:


Anne of Green Gables Auditions
BYU will be producing Anne of Green Gables this spring and we need your talent! The show runs from May 31 to June 16. Come audition in the HFAC on either February 1 from 4-6PM in room D-341 or February 2 from 7-10PM in room A-230. Callbacks will be February 5 from 5-7PM. See poster for more information about audition details and opportunities.

Interested in working with BYU Media Arts student filmmakers? Volunteer to be an actor, art designer, etc. and get involved with student capstone films at


The Playmill Theatre
The Playmill Theatre will be presenting three major productions in the summer of 2018, The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, and Annie Get Your Gun. Auditions will be held on February 3 at BYU in the Richards Building, Room 1137 from 9am to 3pm. You must sign up for an audition time beforehand, as well as fill out an application. For access to more information as well as application information, click here.

Starlight Mountain Theatre
Starlight Mountain Theatre will be presenting three major productions in the summer of 2018, Wizard of OzThe Little MermaidLegally Blonde, and an additional show not yet announced. Auditions will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 3 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. This is a paid opportunity to develop your acting skills and boost your portfolio this summer! For more information, click here.

For more non-departmental auditions, see auditions in the area.

For more auditions and workshops, inside and outside of Utah County, visit, and


Rough Cut Film Festival Submissions Due – January 31, BYU Rough Cut is an event much like an open mic night, be specifically for student films! This means we will show the first films submitted, in the order they were submitted, until we have filled up the 80-minute time slot.  For more information and to submit your film, click here.

The OFF THE MAP Theatre Festival will be held January 24-27 and February 1-3. TMA Students will receive $2 tickets when they use their major card!

BYU’s fifth-annual international theatre festival welcomes a fresh, retelling of one of Shakespeare’s tragedies Macbeth, along with a lively production from one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies and a production that asks us to examine our willingness to connect to on another.  Information about the shows and festival events can be found below.



By William Shakespeare
With Paul O’Mahony and Troels Hagen Findsen
Directed by Mike Tweddle
Thursday – Saturday, January 24-27, 8:00 p.m.
Pardoe Theatre $12-17 | Age 12+
Approximately 80 minutes

“Astonishing. Meticulous. Flawless.” – Oxford Culture Review

All the drama, intrigue and madness of one of Shakespeare’s  best known tragedies Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes.  Two actors bring this work to life by brilliantly and boldly portraying 20 characters.


By Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen
Wednesday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday January 25–27, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, 1:00 p.m.
Nelke Theatre $10–15 | Age 3+
Approximately 50 minutes

This serene and beautiful creation…is a gentle philosophical piece of children’s theatre with a message for all ages.  – The Edinburgh Guide

Puppetry and imagination merge seamlessly in this tale about a workaholic, with no time for fun in his life.  All that changes when his suitcase takes him on a whirlwind adventure.  At its core, this beautiful play contains a valuable lesson for children and adults alike, about the value of fun, and adventure.

 As seen at the 2017 Under the Radar Festival at New York City’s Public Theater


By Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde
Thursday – Saturday, February 1–3, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Pardoe Theatre $21-25 | Age 8+
Approximately 60 minutes


“A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection, and disconnection. . . . A poetic evocation of our mostly unspoken—and un-called upon—dependence on one another.” —New York Times

The latest work by this Brooklyn-based ensemble tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize and care for the bodies around us. Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way?

FESTIVAL FORUM: An OFF THE MAP Theatre Forum will be held Thursday, January 25 from 11:00-11:50 a.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Meet the company members of the Out of Chaos and Ailie Cohen Puppet Makers to learn about their work. Students of all disciplines and public welcome. Free admission.


BYU Theatre Productions presents: ROMEO Y JULIETA – February 7-9, 14-16 @ 7:00, February 10, 17 @ 2:00 & 4:00, February 15 @ 7pm ASL Interpretation provided, Nelke Theatre


2017-18 BYU Theatre Season

The 2017-18 BYU Theatre season has been announced! Winter semester theatre season productions will include: Romeo y Julieta, Mary Stuart, and Single Wide. Anne of Green Gables will be performed in the spring. Dates for all productions can be found online at


For non-BYU events in the area, see events in the area.

This website is provided as a service for BYU Theatre students. Organizations are not endorsed by Brigham Young University or by the Theatre and Media Arts Department.


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