Theatre

Our mission is to offer UIS students the opportunity to further develop their talents as theatre artists, by working with great dramatic literature in the classroom and on the stage.

Do what you Love…Love what you Do.

Earn the B.A. in Theatre or the Theatre Minor.

Next Up:

Our ‘21-‘22 Season Announcement

Audition and Crew Interview Times: Sunday, August 29th & Monday, August 30th, with Callbacks for Actors on Tuesday, August 31st (For Details, Click on “Auditions”)

Fall 2021

Opening Friday, October 22, 2021
Studio Theatre, UIS Performing Arts Center

STOP KISS by Diana Son

Directed by Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Design by Dathan Powell
THE STORY: “A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.
(Taken from the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. website)
Spring 2022
Opening Friday, April 1, 2022
Studio Theatre, UIS Performing Arts Center
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Design by Dathan Powell
THE STORY: In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
(Taken from the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. website)

 

(In the fall ’20 UIS Theatre production photo above, UIS Student Regina Ivy performs the monologue DRIVE from John Patrick Shanley’s ROGUES’ GALLERY, which was safely produced via Live-Streaming online into audience members’ homes last November)

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