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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.

Iphigenia, ISU Theatre 2018
Iphigenia, 2018 and KCACTF Invited Production 2019

 

Announcing HERoic: ISU Theatre's 2019-20 Season of Plays celebrating Gender Equity in the Arts

HERoic is “behavior or language that is excessively and unexpectedly bold and dramatic.” Join ISU Theatre for a season of shows all written by women in celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial and our commitment to the 50/50 by 2020 initiative promoting gender equity in the theatre.

 

2019-20 Season

Check out ISU Theatre's 2019-2020 Season of shows!

ISU Theatre Accessibility Statement: "Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in ISU Theatre events. If you require a reasonable accommodation to do so, please contact ISU Theatre at least one week prior to the event. isutheatre@iastate.edu, 515.294.2624.”

 

AUDITIONS

Auditions are open to all ISU students, regardless of major.  Theatre offers multiple auditions per year.  Click below to learn more about auditions.

Theatre Audition Information and Schedule

 

Usher

Sign up to usher for ISU Theatre shows!

Check back for sign ups for the fall 2019 productions.

 

BACKSTAGE WORK

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 - Will Coeur, Production Manager, wcoeur@iastate.edu

Scene Shop and Set Construction - Natalie Hining, Technical Director, nhining@iastate.edu

Scenic Design and Scenic Painting - Rob Sunderman, Resident Scenic Designer, rsudner@iastate.edu

Costume and Makeup Design - Kelly Marie Schaefer, Resident Costume Designer, kellyms@istate.edu

Costume Shop and Costume Construction - Doris Nash, Costume Shop Supervisor, djnash@iastate.edu

 

MAJOR or MINOR 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, Theatre Studies, Musical Theatre, 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!

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Brad Dell, Director of Theatre

515.294.0184

dellbrad@iastate.edu