Theatre Productions at Illinois State University
- Auditions for Illinois State Dance Theatre take place on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Dance Studio (Centennial East 116A). Sign in and warm-ups begin at 6:00 p.m.
Production Calendars and Assignments
Other Activities in the School of Theatre and Dance
Theatre Connections is the School's initiative to get involved in the campus and local communities, and to encourage students and residents to be socially and politically active through the arts.
New York Theatre Trip
During Spring Break, the College hosts a special Student New York Theatre Trip, with Broadway and off-Broadway shows, walking tours of the city, and the opportunity to network with Illinois State University alums working in the business.
Acclaim for Our Program
The School of Theatre and Dance is known for the excellence and diversity of the plays, musicals and dance concerts we present. On three occasions, Illinois State University has been invited by the National American College Theatre Festival to showcase one of our productions at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Many of our Acting students have found success at the regional and national levels of the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Our Design students also have competed successfully at the national level. Student- and faculty-choreographed dance pieces are adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival in the spring of each year and repeatedly win high marks.
Terry Kinney, actor, stage and film director, and co-founder of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, has said, "Everything I ever achieved as an artist was due to the training and education I got right here at Illinois State."