Associate Professor of Theatre
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A Christian-humanist theatre scholar, Dr. Arnett teaches theatre history and literature, playwriting, performance, and courses in the integration of faith-and-theatre. A prolific director, his productions have included such works as Shadowlands, Hippolytus, Proof, A Midsummer Night's Dream, No Exit, Waiting for Godot, and his own work, Angels. As a scholar he has placed documents with Filmarchiv-Austria, Vienna; worked on a television documentary in Israel; and served on the editorial committees of the journals Christian Drama and The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance. His articles and reviews have appeared in these and such other journals as Modern Drama, Integrite, and Theatre Studies. He is the author of the anthology, Angels and Other New Plays for the Church, the screenplay, Rangefinder, and the serial dramas under the title Quartet for the End of Time. His doctoral dissertation was the first-ever survey of American playwriting manuals, from 1890 to the first one on the internet in 1995. For relaxation Dr. Arnett collects and restores classic late-twentieth-century film cameras.

Research & Scholarship


  • A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)


Theatre History & Literature, and Playwriting