Students Rock at USITT!

Over Spring Break, several students from our department attended the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference in Milwaukee, and participated in the Tech Olympics event there, covering every event.

Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner speaks on politics and art!

Tony Kushner speaks to Theatre students

On September 12th the Department of Theatre was the proud host of this year’s Hearst Lecture Series. Renowned playwright Tony Kushner, whose works include the epic two-part Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, was our guest. Mr. Kushner accepted an invitation that expressed our desire to bring to campus a speaker who would passionately illustrate the connection between arts and education, and who could explore the political potential of theatre. Mr Kushner spent an amazing 2 hours onstage responding to questions presented by department head Eric Lange.

Department of Theatre welcomes new faculty members!

We’re very excited to welcome two new faculty members to the department. Jenn Sheshko will be joining us as a professor in the area of Costume Design and Technology. Jenn received her MFA from Indiana University and is originally from Montreal. In the Fall she’ll be teaching Stagecraft: Costumes, supervising costume construction for our production of Lysistrata, and designing costumes for our production of November. Jenn’s digital portfolio of design work can be seen at


A message on the status of the Department of Theatre

To all Theatre alumni, friends, current and prospective students:

In light of the recent news of academic program closures and reorganizations at UNI, I felt it was important to communicate to you about the status of our department and the anticipated impact of program closures on what we do.

Former student accepted in MFA Acting Program

Katy Slaven graduated from our department in 2010, and has recently been admitted to the acting training program at Florida Atlantic University.  Here's what she reports about her activity since leaving UNI:

Awesome Internship!

Congratulations to graduating Senior Stephanie Wessels, who is about to start an internship with Theatre Communications Group (TCG) as the Communications and Conferences Intern for the 2012 winter/spring term. See the full story on UNI’s home page!


UNI Theatre Alumni Reunion, April 13-14, 2012.


UNI Theatre Alumni Reunion, April 13-14, 2012.

Mark your calendars today and plan to return to campus for an alumni reunion and the Strayer-Wood Theatre production of Bat Boy:  The Musical.

A block of rooms has been established at Comfort Suite, Cedar Falls.  Call 319-273-9999 and ask for the UNI Theatre Alumni Reunion Rate of $89.99

Interlude Dance at Iowa Thespian Festival 2011

The UNI Department of Theatre hosted the 2011 Iowa Thespian Festival November 11-12, 2011.  Students got the chance to try UNI's famous Interlude Dance.  You can watch the YouTube video here.

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