Indiana State University. Department of Theater | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections
Through a diverse selection of courses and many production opportunities, the undergraduate program in the Department of Theater provides students with a broad and solid foundation in the artistic, intellectual, and practical aspects of theater. Led by a professionally active and accomplished faculty, the department fosters a positive working environment—inside and outside the classroom, onstage and off—that is serious, focused, rigorous, and nurturing. It encourages students to collaborate, experiment, and take initiative in the development of new work, whether it be new student written plays, multi-media performances, or imaginative interpretations of established plays. The department features an active production schedule, including two seasons of performances during the semesters of the regular academic year: FallStage and SpringStage. Each season features mainstage productions, including at least one faculty-directed show, and a Studio series, comprised mostly of student-initiated projects. The department produces a New Play Festival every spring highlighting new plays, directed, acted, and designed and written by current students.
In support of the liberal arts and sciences mission of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University, the Department of Theater participates in the Foundational Studies Program and the Honors Program.