College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Beverly Redman, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

phone 260-481-6551
fax 260-481-6707

office Williams Theatre
room WT128
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

IPFW Box Office

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD


Cast of Urine Town, the Musical, Fall 2009
IPFW Theatre Department production of Urine Town, the Musical, Fall 2009.

What career enables professionals to amuse, surprise, enlighten, entertain, educate, and stir emotions? A career in theatre — whether in acting, directing, or designing— offers professionals a multitude of opportunities to display unique talents. Students who undertake serious theatre training quickly learn that theatre is a challenging discipline. At IPFW, students study and work one-on-one with dedicated and professionally active faculty. Unlike most larger universities, at IPFW you’ll have opportunities to act, direct, and/or design in major productions during your entire four-year course of study, starting with your freshman year.