Theater and Dance

Performance and Production

student on campus The Tennessee State University Theatre presents a varied repertoire of theatrical productions featuring TSU students in all aspects of the performance. These productions provide students with basic fundamental skill sets and experiences in acting and theater production.

The program, established in 1939 by theater trailblazer Dr. Thomas Edward Poag, is housed at the Cox/Lewis Theater in the TSU Performing Arts Center. This 350-seat proscenium theater is the forum for the presentation of a wide variety of theatrical and music performances by students, faculty, and professional guest artists.








Whats New!!!

Theater is ALIVE!

( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Tennessee State University Kicks of Its Virtual Theater Program

Click the above link to an article at on Jump.


Zoom Theatre at an HBCU: Doing the Pandemic Pivot

Click the above link to an article in American Theatre on Jump.

Our digital theatre production of JUMP, nominated for a Young Howze Theatre award.



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