Theatre Arts Centennial Graphic. E.C. Mabie Theatre outline with fireworks.

Theatre Arts Centennial Celebration


The 2020-2021 season will mark the 100th anniversary of the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts. We look forward to celebrating with you all season long!

More information about the season and all Theatre Arts Centennial Celebration events will be shared on our website and we encourage you to share your current contact information with us here:

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Upcoming Events

April 19, 2020
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts is turning 100 and we want you to help us kick off the year by joining us for the Centennial Celebration National Party! Parties are happening simultaneously in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Come mingle and reunite with your fellow Hawkeye theatre arts alumni for this rare and exciting celebration! Please RSVP to the party of your choice using the links below.

Los Angeles, 5:00 p.m. (PST)
Chloe’s at Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90039
$15 per person
RSVP to Los Angeles | UI Theatre Arts Centennial National Party

Chicago, 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Leader Bar Drafthouse & Eatery
3000 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618
$15 per person
RSVP to Chicago | UI Theatre Arts Centennial National Party

New York City, 8:00 p.m. (EST)
Professor Thom's
219 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10003
$15 per person
RSVP to New York City | UI Theatre Arts Centennial National Party

October 9-11, 2020
We'll be hosting an entire weekend of activities in Iowa City, including the opening of our first Mainstage production that weekend. We hope you'll join us!

Shouting from the Prairie: A 100th Anniversary Documentary

The timing is right for a comprehensive examination of this amazing journey. So, to honor our historical rite of passage we intend to create a video documentary examining the department’s origins and its century-long influence on theatre, film, and television. Thank you to all who donated to our GOLDrush campaign to make this possible! We appreciate your support!