• Breath Behind the Mask text over blue surgical mask.

    Production Summer Partnership in the Arts

    Breath Behind the Mask is a developmental work created by Nambi E. Kelley and Daniel Carlton based on a collaborative devising model which draws from student’s personal experiences of race, identity, and privilege.

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  • David L. Thayer

    In Memoriam David L. Thayer, 1930-2020

    Please take a moment to celebrate the life of a giant among theatre artists, Prof. David L. Thayer, his name will be forever linked to the Department of Theatre Arts. His legacy lives on through those he taught.

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  • ghostlight

    Theater Arts Updates COVID-19

    The most current department news is linked here.

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  • Abigail Carney

    Iowa Alumni Abigail Carney

    Iowa Stories: A series takes shape

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will be starring in upcoming films Trial of the Chicago 7, Monuments, and Pins

starring as Kid Prince in KID PRINCE AND PABLO, a world premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center

currently playing Professor McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

co-founder of Project Save Our Surf and recently starred in film Two Ways Home

is guest starring on Criminal Minds on CBS

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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
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Virtually every graduate student receives an assistantship, a scholarship – or both.