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Department of Theatre

UNI's Department of Theatre is dedicated to the Liberal Arts education of those students who have a passion for theatre. We currently serve close to 120 majors and minors. Working with strong faculty, a well-designed and well-equipped facility with three performance spaces, and strong budgets, we use the classroom experience and productions to teach you the art, craft, and process of communicating through theatre.

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Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

We're looking forward to welcoming back a large number of alumni this month for our Alumni Reunion! Block hotel rates are available - call 319-277-2400 and ask for the Theatre UNI Alumni Reunion rate. Things get started at night on Friday, February 26 with an off-campus reception from 8-11 pm. The next morning there will be time to socialize and tour the performing arts venues on campus (10:00 -1:00.) Doors open at 4:00 for a on-campus dinner from 5:00 - 7:00, followed by a performance of The Glass Menagerie. After-show party at separate on-campus facility. Spread the word!

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015

Our guest lighting designer for RENT was Chris Wood, who is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chris has a working relationship with Elation Professional Lighting Products, and he arranged for them to provide us with a significant package of lighting equipment for Chris to "test-drive" on our production. 

Chris said "They are very excited to work with us. We should be getting 6 moving light wash units, 4 moving light profile units, 6 LED Ellipsoidals, and 6 LED strip lights. This is around $65,000 of gear."

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Several of our students will be embarking on cross country journies in order to articipate in their sumemr internships. Although they are going a bit far from home, they are positive that the work they will accomplish this coming summer will benefit them greatly for years to come.