Why Iowa?

We're known for producing original work—created by students, guided by professors, and performed in state-of-the-art spaces. You'll get the hands-on experience and training you need for success.

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Student performances & events

Iowa Theatre students have the opportunity to participate in 25-30 diverse productions each academic year--from classic to brand-new works, and from fully-staged productions on a big stage to workshops and readings in intimate settings. You'll be able to share your growing artistry with receptive, warm audiences in a variety of settings! 

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Mainstage Production

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Marie Antoinette

Friday, October 11, 2024 8:00pm
Theatre Building
Marie Antoinette By David Adjmi Directed by Mary Beth Easley Protests! Sieges! Chants of “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” echo throughout the streets. Revolutionary unrest stirs the country as Queen Marie and King Louis XVI begin to face the repercussions of their cavalier reign. Tony Award winner and UIowa Theatre Arts alum, David Adjmi, composes a contemporary take on the historic French Revolution which follows Marie’s nightmarish personal journey from idolized monarch to social pariah...
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Graduate Gallery Series

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we are Hunted and/or a house sitting play

Friday, October 4, 2024 8:00pm
Theatre Building
we are Hunted and/or a house sitting play By Poonam Dhir
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Undergrad Workshop Series

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Friday, September 20, 2024 8:00pm
Theatre Building
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Enter our Virtual Lobby

Visit our Virtual Lobby to view online playbills for the 2023-24 season and recent productions!

Virtual Lobby is where you can find play synopses; cast, crew, and creative team member lists and bios; and notes from directors and dramaturgs.

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As a Theatre Arts student, you'll be part of a welcoming and supportive community that is constantly producing. Be a part of building every production from ground up.

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Theatre Arts students with a double major

undergraduate student Virginia Muturi on the stage during a performance of Something Rotten!


Student-led productions of original work each year

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Student-to-faculty ratio in MFA program

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Choose Your Path

You'll help to create, develop, and present brand-new plays—and learn the creative, technical, and interpersonal skills you'll need for professional success in theatre.

Study with nationally respected faculty mentors. Join a successful alumni network.


Our professors are active and well-connected in the professional theatre world. You'll get to job-shadow working theatre professionals and intern at theatre companies, and Iowa alumni form a supportive network of professional contacts.


Iowa playwrights have worked on and off Broadway and in TV and film. They have won MacArthur Genuis Awards, Obie Awards, Emmy Awards, have been nominated for Tony Awards, and have written Oscar-nominated films.