Performance Opportunities

Theatre Arts & Dance at University of Texas at Arlington has unique performance opportunities available to students.

Theatre and Dance Performance Opportunities

UTA Theatre and Dance Department productions provide opportunities for students to practice the skills they learn in our classrooms, studios, and shops. Working alongside faculty and guest artists, our students write, design, perform, and build a range of shows—from fully produced musical theatre productions, to contemporary plays in our black box theatre, to student-devised dances and plays. All UTA students may audition for our theatre productions, but students must be enrolled in a dance performance course in order to audition for dance performances.

Theatre Arts Teaching Lab

The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab welcomes UTA theatre students who are interested in hands-on experience in educational theatre teaching and production. The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL), located in Fine Arts North room 143, is an experiential training ground for future theatre teachers. Through immersion and training in creative and collaborative educational theatre-making processes, TATL students are encouraged to experiment, collaborate, and adventure as they lead the production of laboratory performances each semester. The guiding principle of the Theatre Arts Teaching Lab is that challenges are opportunities for individual and collective problem solving in the development of successful theatre students, teachers, and artists. From...


Full of zany moments and steeped-in-fun, MavImprov has a style that’s always outrageous and never stale. Directed by faculty Laurel Whitsett and Joe Chapa, MavImprov is an improv troupe that features students from UTA, performing with original sketches, long and short -form improvisation and audience participation. Auditions for the troupe will take place during the fall semester and consist of Improv games and interviews.