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    Production Mainstage

    Our Mainstage Season presents 5 productions each year including classics, musicals, plays by contemporary writers and new work. Our Partnership Program brings a team of nationally known artists to create a cutting-edge work with students and faculty.

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    Bo Fraizer directs Carol Churchill's production of LOVE AND INFORMATION in Theater B this weekend with an ensemble of 12 comprised of department majors and community members.

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    Undergraduate Passion for Success

    Our undergraduate program offers in-depth training in every aspect of theatre, developing the skills needed in every contemporary career: creativity, collaboration, leadership, and the ability to complete a complex project on time.

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  • Costume Design project by Josh Christofferson, Iowa MFA '15

    Graduate In the Studio & On Stage

    Actors, designers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights and stage managers all have their own intensive MFA programs of study – in the studio and on stage – working together on ~25 productions each year, including ~15 new plays by student writers.

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is guest starring on Criminal Minds on CBS

is directing Me, Mother: Cirque, Scène et Maternité, for the CIRCa Festival in France

is a star, writer, and producer of the hit Netflix show Love

is the Costume Design Assistant on Daniel's Husband off-broadway; designed by Gregory Gale

is guest starring on Chicago MED

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Join us in a community that is as challenging as it is supportive.

A comprehensive education in theatre with a special emphasis on new work

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, including an emphasis in Musical Theatre
  • MFA in Theatre, with specialties in Acting, Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and Stage Management
  • Double majors are encouraged (75% of our students do)
  • At least 20 guest artists a year