Department of Theatre & Dance: Theatre

Welcome!

The ISU Theatre division within the ISU School of Performing Arts provides a well-rounded curriculum that is both basic and innovative. Theatrical productions range from classics to contemporary, from intimate to large-scale, and from student-directed to faculty produced. The program is structured to provide a rich mixture of academic, design, and performance courses, coupled with a broad array of electives, enabling ISU students to pursue theatre as a profession or an avocation.

Mission Statement

The mission of Theatre ISU is to help students obtain a level of achievment appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas, or to use the confidence, expressiveness, and cooperative skills gained through their theatre studies at ISU to succeed in a diverse range of non-performance related careers. Students may choose to focus on performance (acting, directing, dance, and choreography), technical theatre, dance education, or achieve an Education degree with certification to teach theatre. All Theatre ISU students are expected to gain a broad-based knowledge of all major aspects of production, and a solid grounding in the history, theory, and literature of their art.

The Department of Theatre is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Current Production

Full Tilt: Dance ISU in Concert

Careers in Theatre

Many careers develop directly or indirectly from a theatre background. Some of the more widely recognized careers include acting, directing, stage management, scene, costume, and properties construction and design, theatre management and publicity, playwriting, dance, and high school and college teaching. Other careers for which theatre is an excellent background include public relations, sales, advertising, radio, and television announcing, and, many other vocations in which successful inter-personal skills are necessary. Theatre students gain discipline, confidence, and a strong sense of team-building, all key skills in today’s economy.


Performance Opportunities


Richard III, William Shakespeare
Directed by: Norm Schroder
Bistline Theatre (SPAC)
October 10, 11, 13, 17, & 18, 2014; 7:30 pm
Auntie Clause, Elise Primavera; A Holiday Reader's Theatre
Directed by: Sherri Swanson-Dienstfrey
Bistline Theatre (SPAC)
December 12, 2014; 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance December 13, 2014; TBD

 
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman
Directed by: Norm Schroder

Bistline Theatre (SPAC)
February 20, 21, 23, 27, & 28, 2015; 7:30 pm

 
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Joanne Bogart & Eric Rockwell
Directed by: Vanessa Ballam

Rogers Black Box Theatre (SPAC)
April 17, 18, 20, 24, & 25, 2015; 7:30 pm

 

 


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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/DANCE

  • Address:
    School of Performing Arts
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Stop 8006
    Pocatello Idaho, 83209
  • Email:
    theatre@isu.edu
    dance@isu.edu
  • Telephone:
    (208) 282-3173
    Fax:
    (208) 282-6281

MUSIC DEPARTMENT


  • Address:
    School of Performing Arts
    921 South 8th Avenue
    Stop 8099
    Pocatello Idaho, 83209
  • Email:
    music@isu.edu

  • Telephone:
    (208) 282-3636
    Fax:
    (208) 282-4884

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