Activities and Projects
Bilingual Theatre Program
The Sul Ross Theatre Program offers a robust bilingual program featuring new works, published plays and acting and production credit in Spanish and English bilingual theatre production. Bilingual plays are featured in both the academic theatre season and the summer repertory season of the Theatre of the Big Bend.
The Sul Ross Children's Theatre Project features annually produced children's selections. Featuring productions such as "Cinderella", "Royal Cricket of Japan" and "Narnia", the Children's Theatre Project is geared to children of all ages throughout the Big Bend Region. Children's shows produced during the academic year are run in conjunction with an area wide outreach program busing in school-aged children from the entire Southwest Texas region and hosting more than 1,400 children per show. Last year's production of "Narnia" also brought in 10 tons of canned goods for the West Texas Food Bank.
Festival of One-Act Plays
Approximately every two years during the spring semester, the program sponsors a collection of one-act plays directed by students in the program. These works include all types of stage theatre and use the talents of other students, faculty, staff and community members as actors, designers and technicians.
In conjunction with biannually offererd playwriting courses, the Sul Ross Theatre program features dark night readings, staged readings and full production of original works from students, faculty and Texas writers. Guests artists are frequently featured and dramaturgy sessions are offered in conjunction with the production of new works.
SR Radio Theatre Project
An ongoing project of the Theatre and Communication programs at Sul Ross, the SR-RTP produces classic radio theatre, live and on stage before a studio audience. Radio plays have included older works updated for a modern audience, modern radio plays from across the world, and original works written especially for the Project by faculty and students.
Theatre of the Big Bend
Related information: www.sulross.edu/tobb Established in 1965, the university and community come together each summer to produce "theatre under the stars." The Kokernot Outdoor Theater and Kokernot Amphitheater host all forms of the performing arts, including musicals, drama, comedy, children's shows, and musical events. Since its inception, 144 plays have been presented at more than 800 performances.