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Department of Theater
EXPERIENCE FROM DAY ONE
IN A DEPARTMENT THAT IS NURTURING BUT SERIOUS, FOCUSED BUT MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, WITH A CURRICULUM AND PRODUCTIONS THAT ARE DYNAMIC BUT GROUNDED.
The ISU Department of Theater provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience in all aspects of theater. Our students work in performance, design, production, direction, and administration before they graduate; this well-rounded training prepares them for a wide variety of roles in the performance and entertainment industries.
Why Study Theater at ISU?
- Our production season features new and ambitious work, with special attention to student playwrights, designers, and directors.
- The department as a whole meets weekly, as part of our Theater @ 4 program, for small-scale workshops and experiments.
- Productions at ISU regularly tour abroad, including Germany, China, Vietnam, and Ireland.
- Our summer company in residence, Crossroads Repertory Theatre, allows students to collaborate with professional artists and performers.
Interested in joining us?
Follow these 3 Easy Steps:
- Call the ISU Office of Admissions! 1-800-GO-TO-ISU or visit their website. An admissions counselor can help you set up a visit to the University and the Theater Department, as well as help you apply to the University.
- Contact the department (812-237-3342) to help coordinate your visit, so that you can explore the aspects of the department that interest you the most.
- Apply for our Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship! Once you've applied and been accepted at ISU, you can apply for this scholarship (renewable for up to four years). An audition, design/tech portfolio, or writing sample is required.
For Tickets Call: (812) 237-3333
For More Information About Productions Call: (812) 237-3340
Land Acknowledgement Statement
We want to acknowledge that we gather in the traditional land of the Delaware, Kickapoo, Miami, Mound Builders, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Shawnee, and Wea. The Wea were a Miami-Illinois originally located in western Indiana. They were part of the larger Illinois Confederation. Peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as well.