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New Bdph DoorOver fifty years, hundreds of productions, from playwrights ranging from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Ensler and Kushner, thousands of actors and technicians and the Backdoor Playhouse is still considered by many to be the best kept secret on the Tech campus. I guarantee you that we are a secret worth discovering. As a community of faculty, staff, volunteers and students, we are committed to theater education that combines art and scholarship. We seek to foster creativity, critical thinking, excellence, and professionalism through the integration of courses, productions, workshops, and other activities.We seek to understand theatre not only as a means of artistic expression and a form of entertainment but as a window onto history, a way to examine the question of what it means to be human, and a vehicle for social change.

We invite you to join us in this mission. The English major with dramatic arts concentration or the Education major with theatre/speech licensure program combine drama study and theatre training in a comprehensive curriculum in a liberal arts tradition. The performance and production program offers opportunities for majors and non-majors alike to gain valuable skills and memorable experiences working onstage or backstage.

For more information about our program, contact the artistic director, look around this web site, or just stop by the TTU Backdoor Playhouse and say hello.

Mark Harry Creter, Artistic Director (1992-present)