Theatre Arts Story

Unique + Unprecedented

KWC Theatre Arts partners with RPC & PRG

Kentucky Wesleyan College enjoys a unique partnership with Owensboro’s RiverPark Center, Brescia University, Owensboro Community & Technical College and Production Resource Group to provide unprecedented opportunities for students interested in obtaining a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts.

Read the June 24, 2010, press release here.

What is Theatre Arts at KWC?

This world-class academic program, an unprecedented collaborative endeavor, challenges students to learn and experience the art of entertainment production while developing a strong creative foundation in an academically progressive liberal arts setting.

Why is this Theatre Arts program UNIQUE?

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Brescia University, Owensboro Community & Technical College and Owensboro’s state-of-the-art RiverPark Center integrated academic assets and practical technological resources to offer this superlative program.

Internationally acclaimed PRG adds technical expertise and exciting internship opportunities.

Five Partners = Tremendous Resources & Opportunities for KWC students!


The RiverPark Center is the crown jewel of Owensboro’s beautiful riverfront.


RiverPark Center
Owensboro's RiverPark Center
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RiverPark Center
RiverPark Center President and CEO Zev Buffman, a former Broadway producer and Tony-nominated legend, attracts a myriad of productions to Owensboro, including Broadway shows, the International Mystery Writer’s Festival and concerts.

Internships and practicums in entertainment production are available to KWC students through the RiverPark Center.


Who is PRG, and why are they involved?


The world’s leading supplier of entertainment and entertainment technology, PRG’s services include theatre, television, film, concert touring, corporate events, trade shows and special events.


PRG provides technical assistance for productions around the world.
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PRG provides lighting and technical support for events around the world, including the Academy Awards, national conventions, Super Bowl half-time shows, Special Olympics, concerts and stage productions. (Visit PRG here).

The company operates from 31 locations around the world.

This distinctive initiative began in NYC with a conversation between PRG’s Jere Harris and RiverPark Center’s Zev Buffman.

Deeply committed to education, PRG is providing entertainment industry professionals and $500,000 in equipment to this unprecedented effort.



PRG Internships Available - Qualifying KWC juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for highly competitive PRG internships - with the benefit of having trained with PRG’s professionals on industry-leading PRG equipment.

Check out PRG internship/career information here

Owensboro is America’s only city to offer a collaborative Theatre Arts program with five partners and this significant investment from PRG.

Find out what else Owensboro has to offer here.


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