• 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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  • A scene from THE BACCHAE

    Mainstage Our 22-23 Season

    Our 22-23 mainstage offerings included 5 productions, most recently THE BACCHAE. Next up is BRAIDED SORROW, opening February 2, 2023.

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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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  • Dress Rehearsal of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, photo by Bethany Kasperek

    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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  • A scene from BLKS

    Graduate In the Studio & On Stage

    Actors, designers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights and stage managers all have their own intensive MFA programs of study – in the studio and on stage – working together on 20 productions & events for the 2022-23 season.

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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 LIGHT LEAVES

Join us in a constant search for quality.

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
  • At least 25 productions a year
  • Annual New Play Festival, Undergraduate Directors Festival, Ten Minute Play Festival