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, such as Lydia and Moises: A Modern-Day Tragedy, are performed each season.
The Sul Ross Children's Theatre Project features annually produced children's selections. Featuring productions such as Hamlette, 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 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. The Children's Theatre productions also take part in the collection of canned goods for the West Texas Food Bank. We look forward to the upcoming production of Christmas Carol Fall 2015.
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 productions of original works from students, faculty and Texas writers.
Theatre of the Big Bend
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, 189 plays have been presented at more than 1,052 performances. This year, Theatre of the Big Bend celebrates it's 50th Anniversary! Join us for our unique rodeo production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun in June/July 2015! For more information visit: www.sulross.edu/tobb