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Communication Arts
Theatre B.S. | B.A.

TROY Theatre is about finding your voice.

The B.S./B.A. degree program offers students the tools and direction to enter the professional Theatre industry, graduate study in Theatre, or work in a related field. Students have the opportunity to explore the broad world of Theatre while discovering and developing their own areas of interest and emphasis, gaining hands-on experience in performance, design, technology, management, playwriting, and advanced academic studies. Students develop résumé and portfolio materials, learn to network with industry professionals, and are encouraged to work professionally through employment opportunities and internships.The rich array of professional quality theatre, musical theatre, and dance productions each year give students a chance to immediately apply what is learned in the classroom, and new works and outreach initiatives allow students to experiment with creating and producing their own work.

TROY Theatre Degree Program - B.S. | B.A.

66 Hours General | 36 Hours Major | 18 Hours Minor of Choice

66 Hours

General Studies

English & Literature
Humanities & Fine Arts
Math & Science
History & Social Sciences


18 Hours

Fine & Performing Arts Minor

Build your own course of study from these electives or focus your emphasis in a specific area of Theatre with a concentrated pathway:

Creative Writing 
Music Industry 
Many Others

Theatre Faculty

Tori Lee Averett

Department Chair 
Coordinator of Theatre Education (P-12)
Office: Malone Hall 131

Tori brings a strong and committed voice for all arts education. Currently, Tori heads up the Theatre Education program and teaches performance classes and first-year classes in the CHLC. Tori serves the Department as a director, choreographer, music director, and private vocal coach.

Chris Rich

Coordinator of Theatre
Office: Malone Hall 123

Chris serves the Department as the primary scenic, lighting, and sound designer, and he is the Department's production manager. His work in lighting and sound design has received numerous regional and national recognitions and awards, and he has been actively involved in leadership for the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Chris teaches courses in technical theatre, design, film, and theatre history, and regularly mentors student designers.

Joyce Bamman

Costume Shop Supervisor

Joyce Bamman is the Costume Shop Supervisor/Lecturer. She received a B.S. in Textiles, Merchandising and Design from Middle Tennessee State University and her MFA from the University of Memphis. She teaches courses in Costume Technology and Intro to Drama. Before moving to Alabama, she spent her time designing for numerous theatres in Memphis, TN. She has also designed several shows for the Hangar Theatre in New York working primarily on new plays. In 2011, she participated as a costume designer for the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theatre. She has worked with the Jean Ann Ryan Production company on cruise ships in Europe.

Brittany Dee Bodley

Assistant Professor
Costume Design
Office: Smith Hall 166B

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Trey Clark

Assistant Technical Director
Scene Shop Foreman
Office: Smith Hall 166B

A native of Northeastern Oklahoma, Trey Clark brings an unrivaled dedication to the arts. He received his B.A from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma and his Master of Arts from Louisiana Tech. Some of the institutions for which he has worked include The Sequoyah Institute, Stagedoor Manor, Production Resource Group, Arts Collision Theatre, Pacific Conservatory for the Preforming Arts, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Heritage Theatre Festival, and the Stars in the Summer Production Series. Aside from Technical Theatre Trey also has a deep love for stage combat, having studied and earned certification in Small Sword, Single Sword, Quarterstaff, Unarmed, Broadsword, Rapier and Dagger, and Knife.

Quinton Cockrell

Assistant Professor
Office: Malone Hall 145

Quinton brings a rich performance background to TROY – he has professional credits from theatres and companies across the US for both his acting and his playwriting. Quinton serves the Department as a Performance faculty member, teaching acting, voice and diction, audition techniques, and other related courses. He regularly directs productions and student showcases.

John Galas


John is an actor originally from Granby, CT. A graduate of Syracuse University’s BFA Musical Theater Program, John has been living and working as an actor for the past six years. Most recently John finished the National Tour of Guys and Dolls playing “Big Jule”. Previous credits include: National/InternationalTours: My Fair Lady (Cockney Quartet), Music Man (Oliver Hix), The Aventures of Perseus (Lead Pupeteer) Regional: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Asher), Fiddler on the Roof (Avram), and The Mikado (Pooh-Bah). John is thrilled to be joining the staff and lending his skills to future artists.

Jesse Graham

Theatre Performance
Office: Malone Hall 142

Originally from Crossville, TN, Professor Graham is an actor and teaching artist that has lived and worked in and around New York City for the past 5 years. Before joining the team at Troy, she received her BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her MFA in Acting from Ohio University. Recent credits include: International Tours – My Fair Lady (Mrs. Pearce), Big League Productions, Singapore; The Odyssey Experience (Athena), Experiential Theatre Company; National Tours – Guys & Dolls (General Cartwright), Big League Productions; New York Theatre – The Rover (Callis), New York Classical Theatre; Henry IV, Part I (Mistress Quickly), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Professor Graham has received her Teaching Certification in Module One of the Michael Chekhov Training Technique from the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, with full certification in 2017.

Jeremy W. Hodges


Jeremy W. Hodges graduated with his MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas and a with a BS from Troy University. He recently designed the lights for Peter and the Starcatcher, Cabaret, Flyin’ West and Shine On, a dance Concert based on Pink Floyd’s music, all for Troy University. He also recently designed lights for Cinderella and Einstein is a Dummy for Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Past projects include a tour of A Christmas Carol, Taylor Hicks Live in Vegas!, and the PAC12 basketball tournament. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Lighting Designer at Troy University.

Frank Marquette

Professor of Practice
Design and Technology
Technical Director
Office: Smith Hall 166B

Frank Marquette is a designer and creative project manager with over 25 years experience delivering outcomes for the motion picture, television, museum, and amusement park industries. His clients included Walt Disney Imagineering, the producers of “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring”, the national museum of New Zealand, and a host of commercial and private commissions related to "world creation". Frank is also a sculptor noted for his realistic faux bois furniture sold at the finest galleries in the South West.

Adena Moree

Associate Professor
Office: Malone Hall 211

As the primary directing faculty member in Theatre, Adena has been honored regionally and nationally for her directing and productions with TROY Theatre. She serves the Department as Box Office Manager, mentor for Capstone Theatre seniors, and as director and producer for Theatre productions. She teaches courses in directing, script analysis, and theatre history, and mentors student staff in box office, marketing, and publicity.

Tommy Newman

Office: Malone Hall 143

Tommy is an award-winning musical theatre bookwriter, lyricist and composer. He holds degrees from Troy University and NYU Tisch, and works regularly with collaborators in NYC and around the US. For the Department, Tommy works primarily with musical theatre performers in productions and studio classes, and teaches courses in playwriting, music fundamentals, and Intro to Drama.

Jane Barwood

Departmental Secretary II
Office: Malone Hall 132

Jane received a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University, taught kindergarten for ten years and then was an Educational Administrator. Jane is entering her 10th year in her most recent adventure with the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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