• Braided Sorrow by Marisela Treviño Orta directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito

    Production Watch Braided Sorrow's Video Premiere

    Didn't make it to a live performance? The video premiere goes live on March 19 at 2:00 p.m.! This recording will be available until April 9. 

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  • One Day for Iowa is March 29

    Center for Advancement One Day For Iowa 2023

    One Day For Iowa, the University of Iowa’s 24-hour online giving day, is March 29. We hope you will join with us to help make this effort a success. There are two main ways to participate: Make a donation to one of our scholarship funds to help support our...

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  • Theatre Building Lobby

    PRODUCTION Theatre Arts Virtual Lobby

    Visit the Virtual Lobby of the Department of Theatre Arts to learn more about our productions, casts, and creative teams.

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  • Cast onstage for SOMETHING ROTTEN!

    Mainstage Our 22-23 Season

    Our 22-23 mainstage offerings included 5 productions, most recently SOMETHING ROTTEN!. Next up is UGLY LIES THE BONE, opening 4.21.

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  • Final moment of MERRILY

    Production Gallery Season

    Our Gallery Season presents ~10 new plays each year by graduate and undergraduate writers.
    Playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, designers, actors, stage managers, technicians and audiences collaborate on new works.

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Directing a new production of Tick, Tick…Boom! in Chicago


The Whale is a hit and his new play made the NYT list for Best Theater of 2022

starring in ENO, streaming on the African streaming service Showmax

is known for This is Us, Chicago Fire, and Pushing Skills 

joining the cast in the off-Broadway return of the Soho Rep production of Hansol Jung's “Wolf Play”

A scene from LIGHT LEAVES

Join us in a constant search for quality.

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
  • At least 25 productions a year
  • Annual New Play Festival, Undergraduate Directors Festival, Ten Minute Play Festival