UWL Theatre Program Named Best in Wisconsin!

Click the link above to read about OnStage Blog choosing UWL as
one of the best theatre programs in the United States.  The listing of
all 50 programs can be found here.

Ticketing Information for the 2021-2022 Season

The Department of Theatre Arts will not be offering season ticket packages this year out of caution of the university having to shut down due to COVID-19.  Due to a technical issue with our new online ticketing system (AudienceView), patrons will not be able to purchase tickets online for Severe Clear or Love/Sick.  Tickets may be purchase via the phone (608-785-6696) or in person (Center for the Arts Box Office) beginning the Monday prior to opening night for each production.

Curriculum/Degree Requirements

The Theatre Arts curriculum allows concentrations in six distinct areas of study (listed below). Students can choose to major in one theatre emphasis area while minoring in another, thus enhancing their educational opportunities and professional marketability.

  • General Theatre Studies
  • Design/Technical (scenic, lighting, sound, costume, etc.)
  • Performance 
  • Music Theatre 
  • Stage Management 
  • Arts Administration 

For more information about curriculum requirements and descriptions, visit the links below:

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THA 260/360 Requirements

THA 260/360 courses are required of all theatre majors each semester beginning the first semester of their freshman year (THA 260) and every semester thereafter (THA 360). Theatre minors are required to complete a minimum of 3 credits in THA 360 taken over at least two productions. THA 360 is not required during the semester a theatre major is completing a capstone project (THA 490).THA 260/360 courses enable students to get credit for hands-on experience working in the theatre. Students may get THA 260/360 credit in a variety of theatre areas including:

  • Performance
  • Scenic, costume/make-up, sound or lighting 
  • Scene shop, costume shop, or light shop, technical direction
  • Stage manager or assistant stage manager
  • Running crews (light/sound board, props, costume, etc.)
  • House manager, box office assistant, publicity, lobby display, dramaturgy, etc.
  • Other specific assignments for a particular production.

Assignments will be made and posted on the call boards by the end of the first week of classes each semester. Students will have an opportunity to request specific assignments at the first Major/Minor meeting. Every effort will be made to grant student requests while still balancing each season and creating the broadest range of opportunity for each student. Students are responsible for checking the assignment sheet and meeting with the appropriate faculty member as assigned.

Course grades will be based on the criteria below. Failure to fulfill any of these responsibilities may result in failing grade.

  • Meet with your supervisor within a week of the THA 260/360 assignments.
  • Complete the course assignment to the satisfaction of your immediate supervisor.
  • Attend all Major/Minor meetings each semester.
  • Attend all Theatre Arts productions (including children’s show)
  • Attend all Theatre Arts Department production strikes.
  • Participate in end of the year student evaluations.
  • Auditions:
    • Performance/Music Theatre students must audition for each department production.
    • Design/Technical/General Studies/Management students must audition for at least one production each academic year.

Alumni/Student Spotlight

Calahan Skogman Headshot

Calahan Skogman

Theatre Performance, Class of 2016
Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix)




"Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important. The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist. It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful."