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.


Thursday, Jun 3, 2021

Auditions for TheatreUNI's 2021-22 season!

Auditions are open to all UNI students. Announcements about auditions will be posted in Inside UNI. 

Our first show of the season is an outdoor show called A Small Pair of Feet in the Middle of the Sea. We have already cast that production, as it will take place in late September.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

All UNI students are invited to audition for the TheatreUNI Fall 2020 productions. Here is information about show dates and audition procedures:

Romeo and Juliet:

September 25, 26 - 7:30

September 27 - 2:00

October 1, 2, 3 - 7:30

October 4 - 2:00



October 28, 29, 30 - 7:30 

October 31 - 2:00, 7:30

November 1 - 2:00


The following are the requirements for the fall auditions:


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."