Department of Theatre


Theatre UNI Alumni Visit from Commonweal Theatre

Our alumni go across the world in pursuit of their dream, others stay close to home in hopes of spreading the world of theatre to those in our own backyard.

The Great God Pan

"Theatre UNI Presents The Great God Pan. It’s been over 25 years since Jamie has been with his childhood friend, Frank, and now, in the midst of a blossoming career and personal life, Frank tells Jamie that he may have been a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

This past Monday afternoon, The Department had the privilege of hosting a workshop featuring former alumnae of the Department, Sarah Noll.

Theatre for Youth Students Trip to the Rose

The weekend of January 16th and 17th six Theatre for Youth students were given the opportunity to travel to Omaha, Nebraska to the Rose Theatre to interview and audition for one of the Rose’s coveted Summer Internships or year long fellowshpis.

Iowa Thespian Festival 2014

We were proud to host the Iowa Thespian Festival for the 5th year in a row. The weekend was a great success and we were more than pleased with the outcome. For more photos visit the Strayer-Wood Facebook Page.

Nathan Jorgensen, a Senior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Communication - Theatre - Teaching, is well underway of his 2nd year as the Student Festival Coordinator for the Iowa Thespians Festival.

We have cast both of our fall 2014 productions and we are more than happy with the results! Rehearsals have already begun and the final product should be something to see!

Spring 2014 Curriculum: Stage Combat

One of the more special classes offered this Spring semester is Stage Combat, taught by our Voice and Movement Profesor Matt Weedman.

Alex Westrum, a 2013 graduate of our department, is currently on tour with the Disney Live shows. He came across this job when our Technical Director, Ron Koinzan, received information about an opening for the productions and recommended Alex for the position.

Brad Carlson is a UNI alumni who graduated in 2003. Currently, he is the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Missouri. Most recently, Brad was recognized by the American College Theatre Festival as a production critique.