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Alumni in the News


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Kirker Butler, a WKU Theatre & Dance Alum, works as a writer and a producer in Los Angeles and has written for the shows "The Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show." Most recently, he is credited as a co-executive producer for the comedic crime series "Only Murders in the Building". 


emily althaus

Emily Althaus graduated with a BFA in Performing Arts from our department. She has acted in Orange is the New Black, The Handmaid's Tale, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Emily will be appearing in the film "Licorice Pizza", premiering November 26, 2021. Watch the Licorice Pizza trailer here. 


jeremy benton

Jeremy Benton, a WKU Theatre & Dance Alum, was recently cast in the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood! The production is a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin.



Interested in working for us?  

We have openings for an Office Coordinator and a Visiting Instructor & Costume Shop Manager.


Fine Arts Box Office Information

View a full list of our upcoming productions and get your tickets at wku.showare.com.
Box Office Phone: (270) 745-3121
M-F Noon-4:00 pm


Department Contact Information

Department of Theatre & Dance
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

Phone: (270) 745-5845
Fax: (270) 745-5879


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 Last Modified 10/24/21