The main goal of Playmakers is to raise scholarship funds for incoming Theatre and Dance students at UTEP. The student group was founded on a “Pay it Forward” ideal in order for students to support one another in education and preparation for the professional world. It is a great organization for students to join and meet the heart of student body of the department.
Playmakers help produce student-based productions in the department, such as "Reasons to be Pretty" (Summer 2016), "Bent" (Summer 2017), and "Sons of the Prophet" (Summer 2018) and coordinate social events for students to enjoy and share their experiences in the field.
Currently, Playmakers is preparing workshops to tour the schools in El Paso, to share their love and knowledge for theatre.
Please contact Playmakers through Facebook at UTEP Playmakers for any information or inquiries. "
Desert Dance, a Registered Student Organization, is open to any UTEP student who is interested in supporting dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance, in other locations on campus, and throughout the greater community. Some of the projects Desert Dance is involved in include fundraisers for student travel to the American College Dance Association festivals, presentation of master classes taught by guest artists, and creating scholarships for UTEP Dance Majors. Membership requires participation in occasional meetings, helping in fundraising efforts, and the payment of membership dues.