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The Interpreters Theatre program at the University of Northern Iowa is student centered. While faculty and professional guest artists sometimes create scripts and direct productions, students also have many opportunities to do these things and more. Students are able to learn all aspects of theatrical production first-hand, including:

  • Arts Administration and Management

  • House Management

  • Creating scripts

  • Directing

  • Acting

  • Designing scenery, lighting, audio, multi-media, make-up, costume and properties

  • Building sets, costumes and props

  • Designing and engineering audio and multimedia

  • Setting and focusing lights and special effects’

Professionally trained faculty provide leadership and guidance to our student technicians/artists, teaching them performance and production theory, but our goal is for students to learn by doing.

Each semester auditions are announced and held for student performers, and calls are placed for student scripters, directors, and technicians.

Please contact Danielle McGeough, Paul Siddens, or Amandajean Nolte for more information.


The Interpreters Theatre is now accepting Applications to Direct for the 2017-2018 Season on the topic of PLAY! Brene Brown, a world renowned researcher on the topic of vulnerability, claims play is a necessary component of wholehearted living. Angela Duckworth, whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development, says play is integral to helping people discover their passions. Performance Studies scholars have long valued the role of play in innovation and creativity. The 2017-2018 season will celebrate play and invites applications to direct with the theme of play in mind. Full-length productions, works-in-progress, workshops, interactive events, and  installations are encouraged.