• Theatre Arts Building lobby, photo by Katie McClelland

    Production Virtual Lobby

    Please visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about our productions.

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  • Dress Rehearsal of ASCEND

    Mainstage New Work: ASCEND

    After a Wednesday live stream, ASCEND is now in its run on the E.C. Mabie Stage, see it on our YouTube channel.

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  • Brillian Qi-Bell and Alexi Bolden, photo by Tim Schoon

    Student Success Iowa Theatre Arts students awarded national scholarships

    Alexi Bolden received a scholarship that is a partnership between Saturday Night Live and Chicago's Second City; Brillian Qi-Bell will join the inaugural Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program.

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  • Dress Rehearsal of ASCEND

    Production Spring 2021 Virtual Performances

    Join us for our spring 2021 non-mainstage productions on the department's YouTube channel!

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  • Dress Rehearsal of ASCEND

    Mainstage ASCEND on stage!

    ASCEND, directed by Margarita Blush, created in collaboration with the cast, musicians, and creative team is performing on the E.C. Mabie stage and will be available on our YouTube channel.

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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

A scene from CRESCENDO

Join us in a community that celebrates new work for the theatre.

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.