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Idaho State University


Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework in theatre through the Department of Theatre and Dance.

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Theatre, with various emphases including performance, design, technical work, and teaching. A variety of minors are offered, including a minor in dance.

Scholarship opportunities are available for ISU theatre majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship auditions and interviews typically happen every spring for the following academic year. Each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to current and incoming students.

If you want to change your major or want information, please contact Dani Gribas at (208) 282-3173 or email

2019-2020 Season Performances

“Last Train to Nibroc”

December 1940.  A flier on a crowded train heading to Kentucky takes a seat beside a young girl and their lives will never be the same. Arlene Hutton’s unforgettable wartime romance is drawn from real-life stories of her family and filled with humor, wisdom, and totally unexpected turns.

Sept. 27, 28 and Oct. 3, 4, 5
Black Box Theatre

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical”

Based on the bestselling book, this delightful comedy is an American classic and one of the best holiday stories ever written. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem and fun collide when the Herdmans meet the Christmas story head-on. 

Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
Beverly B. Bistline Theatre

"Configurations" ISU Dance Concert

Join ISU Dance for its annual concert featuring unique choreographic works by faculty, students and guests. This year, dancers will explore themes related to configuration; the contours, shapes, relationships and patterns that exist all around us. Ultimately, configuration is about forming elemental connections.

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
Black Box Theatre

“Bright Star”

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 
Beverly B. Bistline Theatre

“The Wolves”

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Black Box Theatre

Contact us

(208) 282-3173

(208) 282-6281

921 S. 8th, Stop 8006 Pocatello, ID 83209