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Theatre Program

Do you enjoy performing and participating in plays and musicals? We want you in Theatre Program at MVNU! Participation is open to all students, regardless of major. Students will need to commit to about 50 hours per semester in the production of various performances. Theatre scholarships, regardless of major, are available as talent-based awards to new students through an audition before MVNU faculty and staff.

Current and prospective students are encouraged to click or tap the “Recruit Me” link to let us know you are interested!



Zac Sherman
740-397-9000 ext. 4235

Zachary Sherman has been involved in theatre for over twenty years. His favorite roles include Jack Worthing in "The Importance of Being Earnest"; Laurie in "Little Women"; but most of all, being able to serve as a director for shows.

Past Shows

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (2023)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2022)
  • Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (2022)
  • Little Women (2019-20)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2018-19)
  • Leader of the Pack (2017-18)
  • The Matchmaker (2017-18)
  • Freaky Friday, the Musical (2016-17)
  • Don't Take My Penny (2016-17)
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2015-16)
  • Antigone (2015-16)
  • The Rainmaker (2015-16)
  • Anon(ymous) (2014-15)
  • What's in the Freezer, Bob? (2014-15)
  • Same Old Story (2014-15)
  • Cocoa with Emily (2014-15)
  • Anything Goes (2013-14)
  • Once Upon a Winter One-Act (2013-14)
  • Up the Down Staircase (2013-14)

Application and Audition Process


Theatre Scholarships* are talent-based awards, open to all students regardless of major, and are awarded through an audition before MVNU faculty and staff. Scholarship awards range from approximately $500-$3,000 for one academic year. They are renewable and eligible for increase from year to year, pending approval from the scholarship committee.

Auditioning to join Theatre at MVNU is a three-part process:
  • Complete the interest form for theatre.
  • Send a recorded monologue or excerpt of a scene in which you are featured heavily to our Theatre Coordinator, Zachary Sherman. The parameters are as follows:
    1. All videos should be 5 minutes or less.
    2. All videos should be in .mp4 format.
    3. Try to utilize a monologue or scene that demonstrates your range.
    4. Musical theatre scenes are accepted as long as there is also a component of dialogue surrounding it.
  • Upon a positive review of your materials, our theatre coordinator will schedule an interview with you to discuss scholarship opportunities.
*At this time, scholarships are only available to incoming students.

Student Expectations

Students who have been accepted into the Theatre program will be expected to fulfill a certain number of hours every term. Such responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Auditions;
  • Two weeknight practices a week (more during tech weeks);
  • Four performances a semester;
  • One of two tech workdays;
  • Set Strike;
  • Totaling about 50 hours per semester.
The Theatre coordinator is responsible to ensure that there are substantive [ways] for students to meet their hours each term (i.e. students may not be cast as a lead in a performance; however, they will have responsibilities for the show that will fill their hours, whether that is as part of the cast, crew, directing, choreography, or the like).
Students who are unable to meet the expectations of the program will be asked to leave the program, and their scholarship will be rescinded at a prorated amount.
If you have any questions, please contact Zachary Sherman.

Past Shows Gallery

“MVNU Theatre is a place where I found friendships as we worked toward a common goal. I also found more of myself through the ways I was challenged as an actor and through the leadership opportunities I was provided. I am blessed that MVNU gave me the opportunity to learn, grow, and create in these ways.”

Cara Boyd

‘16 Alumna

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