Theatre Stories & News

Dracula: a Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really

TheatreUNI presents “Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy”

For its second production of the 2023-2024 season, TheatreUNI will present “Dracula: a Feminist Revenge Fantasy.
The Play That Goes Wrong

TheatreUNI to present “The Play That Goes Wrong”

TheatreUNI will present “The Play That Goes Wrong,” written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
TheatreUNI performs

TheatreUNI announces upcoming 2023-2024 season

The UNI Department of Theatre is thrilled to announce a full four-show lineup for TheatreUNI’s 2023-2024 season.
Lydia Burg working on costume prop at desk

UNI alum’s behind-the-stage Shakespearean adventure

Recent UNI graduate Lydia Burg spent her summer immersed in Shakespeare’s plays at one of the largest Shakespearean festivals in the nation.
New Cedar Valley camp provides students exciting opportunity to peek behind the curtain of theater tech

New Cedar Valley camp provides students exciting opportunity to peek behind the curtain of theater tech

The Gallagher Bluedorn and UNI Department of Theatre are offering a first-of-its-kind, week-long opportunity for middle and high school students in the Cedar Valley who have an interest in technical theater. The Science and Engineering in Technical Theater (SETT) Camp will introduce youth to technical theater through lighting, audio engineering, set construction, costuming and more - all while amplifying STEM concepts.
Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

TheatreUNI presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

For its second production of the 2022-2023 season, TheatreUNI will present “Little Shop of Horrors,'' directed by Jay Edelnant. 
As You Like It by William Shakespeare

TheatreUNI to present ‘As You Like It’

TheatreUNI is preparing for its first production of the season, which will be William Shakespeare's iconic "As You Like It."
Promo poster for "Cinderella"

TheatreUNI announces upcoming production of "Cinderella"

TheatreUNI will present "Cinderella," the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical with a fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed into a princess.

Lynn nottage

UNI Department of Theatre hosts renowned playwright

The University of Northern Iowa's theater department will host the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage as part of the College of Humanities’ Arts and Sciences Hearst Lecture Series. Ms. Nottage will deliver a free, public fireside chat at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on March 8, 2022. Nottage has won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama for her plays “Ruined” and “Sweat.” Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world.
Students participate in a theatre workshop at UNI.

Teaching through theater

A new partnership between UNI’s Department of Theatre and its Classic Upward Bound program is helping prepare low-income and first-generation Waterloo high school students for college, by using the skills gained through acting and improvising.