Productions & Projects
Each year the Theatre Department stages four main productions. We tackle a broad range of performances ranging from standards like Shakespeare and Sondheim, to edgy and contemporary works such as Big Love and Marat/Sade. We also stage an operetta or musical each year as part of our Lyric Theatre collaboration with the Cornell Music Department. See a calendar for our current season or a list of our recent productions
Guest Artist Program
Our Guest Artist Program brings professionals from all areas of theatre into our classrooms and productions. The program has evolved from a long-standing relationship with Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident performing company, and its artistic directors Ron Clark and Jody Hovland.
Student and Non-Mainstage Productions
Typically, the department sponsors at least three student-directed productions (usually undertaken by their directors for academic credit) and an occasional special project, such as a staged reading. In addition, the Student Theatre Council (STC) takes on three or four additional projects per year—see a list of recent productions.