The Mission of ISU Theatre and Performing Arts is to empower citizen artistry by engaging students and the community in transformative theatre and performing arts experiences which examine the human condition, encourage lifelong learning, teach artistic skills, prepare professionals, inspire empathy, explore creativity, build relationships, and embrace diversity. Go here to read ISU Theatre's 2018-2021 Vivid Vision.
ISU Theatre offers many ways for all students, majors, non-major, and community members to participate in Theatre and Performing Arts at ISU.
Auditions are open to all ISU students, regardless of major. Theatre offers multiple auditions per year. Click below to learn more about auditions.
Interested in stage management, sound operator, wardrobe, light board operator, and more? Backstage crew positions are available for all productions and open to all ISU students, regardless of major. Please contact the following Technical and Design faculty/staff members depending on your area of interest:
Lighting/Crews/Backstage Work - Jim Trenberth, Production Manager, email@example.com
Scene Shop and Set Construction - Natalie Hining, Technical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scenic Design and Scenic Painting - Rob Sunderman, Resident Scenic Designer, email@example.com
Costume and Makeup Design - Kelly Marie Schaefer, Resident Costume Designer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Costume Shop and Costume Construction - Doris Nash, Costume Shop Supervisor, email@example.com
MAJOR IN PERFORMING ARTS
Students interested in theatre as a major area of concentration can declare a major Performing Arts and with an emphasis in Theatrical Design or Acting/Directing. Go here to learn more about Theatre and Performing Arts Degree program.
THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS COURSES
A wide variety of Theatre and Performing Arts courses are offered at ISU, including courses in acting, directing, design, costuming, makeup, dance, and more! Courses are open to all ISU students, regardless of major. Go here to learn more about the Theatre and Performing Arts Courses offered at ISU.
THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Department of Music and Theatre offers many scholarship opportunities for students interested in Theatre and Performing Arts. Go here to learn more.
ISU THEATRE COLAB INITIATIVE
The ISU Theatre CoLab Initiative seeks to foster collaboration and engagement between ISU Theatre and other partnering groups both within ISU’s community and beyond in order to expand opportunities for ISU Theatre students, faculty, and staff, create citizen artistry, and to inspire and be inspired by meaningful public discourse. The CoLab initiative is made possible in part by the Transforming Liberal Arts and Sciences Endowment. Click here to learn more about ISU Theatre's CoLab partnerships!