Jayme McGhan, MFA

  • Associate Professor of Writing
  • Dean, School of Fine Arts


  • MFA, Theatre Arts, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA, Theatre Arts, Southwest Minnesota State University

Courses Taught

  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Television Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Design

Teaching Focus

Story Theory, Interdisciplinary Storytelling, Storytelling and Theology, Storytelling as Christian Worship, Irish Drama, Modern Drama

Research Interests and Publications

Jayme McGhan is the author of 22 full-length plays.  His work has been widely produced and developed across the country.  Four of his plays are published. He has recently begun writing screenplays and is currently working on his first novel.

Committee Service/Offices Held

Dean of the School of Fine Arts

Previous Academic/Professional Positions

  • Director of the School of Stage and Screen, Western Carolina University
  • Head of Theatre, Concordia University, Chicago
  • Head of Theatre, Ridgewater College
  • Resident Playwright Emeritus, Chicago Dramatists
  • Regional Representative of Dramatists Guild to the Twin Cities
  • Board Member, Theatre Y, Chicago
  • Board Member, Yellow Tree Theatre, Minneapolis
  • Columnist, Dramatist Magazine
  • Company Member, Cockroach Theatre, Las Vegas
  • Artistic Associate, Stage Left Theatre, Chicago
  • Head of Decapolis Theatre Ministry
  • Represented by Abrams Artists Agency, NYC
  • Represented by the Gersh Agency, NYC

Jayme was born and raised in the Twin Cities and has since lived all over the country.  He is married to his beautiful wife, Julie, a former missionary and ESL teacher.  They have a wonderful son, Levi.  He is passionate about making and observing great art and helping others succeed in their academic, artistic, and personal endeavors.  Jayme has been a committed believer in Jesus Christ since he was thirteen years old and thanks God every day for His grace and mercy.

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