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.


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:


Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Auditions for the Spring 2020 Theatre UNI productions of You Can't Take It With You and Romeo and Juliet will take place on January 13th and 14th from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm - Everyone is welcome, no previous experience necessary. 


Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 15th from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm by invitation, for both You Can't Take It With You and Romeo and Juliet.

 All students will have 3-minute audition slots.

Returning students should prepare the following:

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."