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    Production Macbeth

    Join us for our first mainstage production of the 23-24 season, Macbeth, running from October 6–14 in E.C. Mabie Theatre.

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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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  • Dress Rehearsal of UGLY LIES THE BONE

    Mainstage Our 23-24 Season

    We're so excited to present our 23-24 five mainstage productions, kicking off the season with Macbeth. Photo from our last mainstage production of the 22-23 season, Ugly Lies the Bone.

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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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  • Cast onstage for SOMETHING ROTTEN!

    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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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 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.