Chair’s Special Message2022-08-22T13:22:03+00:00

Chair’s Special Message

Dear FIU Theatre Family,

Welcome back to another semester at FIU Theatre! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to dive into the new semester.

I especially want to give a warm welcome to our freshmen and first year transfer students. We are excited to have you join FIU Theatre and can’t wait for you to begin your journeys with us. Please know that the faculty and staff are here to make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have as you begin to find your way in the department.

I also invite everyone to join me in welcoming our newest faculty member, Justin Packard. Those of you who met him during his visit and sample class last Spring know that we are very lucky to have him join our already impressive faculty. Please do take a moment in the first few weeks to greet him and welcome him to the family.

This is shaping up to be a wonderful semester full of opportunities for growth both in the classroom and in our productions. I challenge you to make the most of these opportunities as you continue to develop into the dynamic theatre artists of tomorrow.

This semester we have two exciting productions, Passage and The Green Bird. I know we are going to deliver a magical experience for our audiences and you will all grow immensely as theatre artists in the process.  

Please make sure you join us for the mandatory Majors Meeting on Friday, August 26th at 3:30pm in our Mainstage Theatre. You will hear a lot of important information at this meeting and have an opportunity to connect with your fellow students and faculty. See you there! 

I look forward to seeing you soon, and if there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to stop by the theatre office.

Let’s have a wonderful semester!

Joel Murray

Chair and Artistic Director
FIU Department of Theatre
Tel: 305-348-3356