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The theatre department at Illinois College is dedicated to teaching students to develop skills they need to enter the professional theatre and the 21st-century workforce at large: creative problem-solving, leadership, collaboration, strong communication skills, critical thinking, and integrity. The department also encourages students to develop their craft through a program of coursework and guided experience in acting, design, directing, playwriting, management, theatre history, and the use of technologies most common in theatre. Practical, hands-on experience in TheatreWorks productions allows them to put their knowledge into practice and to showcase their work for the larger community. We encourage students to pursue their passion, deepening their own humanity and enlivening those around them through the diverse and powerful world of theatre.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Aasne Daniels, Katerina Davidsmeyer, Craig Steernerson,, Nancy Taylor Porter.
ATC Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors President and New Members
May 22, 2020
The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) has announced new members joining its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
The National Hellenic Museum Announces The Verdict From The NHM Trial Of Hippocrates
February 27, 2019
Following an evening of compelling and timely debate by reputable lawyers with proceedings and decisions by notable judges and jurors, the National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 South Halsted Street, is excited to announce the verdict of the 6th NHM Trial Series event, The NHM Trial of Hippocrates. On Wednesday, February 20 at The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, a jury composed of community leaders, legal and medical professionals, and academics presented their verdict of "Not Guilty" to a presiding panel of federal and state court judges.
Chamber Project STL Plans 'A Different Perspective' For 2018/19 Season
August 22, 2018
Through seven concert sets, ADAPT, MILLENNIAL, REDISCOVERY, KINDRED, #TIMESUP, BELOVED, and CHOICE, Chamber Project St. Louis (CPSTL) will explore themes relevant to today's society by looking to both the future and the past.
Stray Dog Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
March 13, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar has captivated audiences for more than 40 years. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, this timeless rock opera follows the last week of Jesus' life, exploring his personal relationships and struggles with Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, and the Roman Empire. 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'
Sports Fiction Depicts High School Football in Wisconsin
February 26, 2018