The University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh Theatre Department offers students a program combining personalized attention with a full range of classroom and production opportunities. The theatre major exposes students to all aspects of the theatrical arts, and allows students to focus their training in acting, directing, design, technology, and play writing.
Area code: (920)
Box Office: 424-4417
Theatre Office: 424-7042
Chair (Merlaine Angwall): 424-7050
Costume Shop: 424-0286
Scene Shop: 424-7051
Study Abroad: Spring Interim 2016
History of Styles, Advanced History of Styles
Study Abroad in England and Italy
This course blends art, history and theatre to better understand the relationship between time periods and styles. The first half of the course, taught at UW Oshkosh, provides a foundation of period styles in preparation for the study tour abroad. Then, set out for London, Bath, Rome, and Florence during the second half of the course to explore first-hand the period styles at actual sights and museums. Open to all students.
If you are interested, please check out the flier:
Study Abroad Information flier
More complete information can be found at:
Study Abroad Information Pamphlet
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The Box office will be open the week of the productions Monday-Friday, Noon-4 pm and evenings of performance 6pm - 7:30 pm. Performance Sundays the box office will open one hour before show time.
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By Thorton Wilder
Directed by Richard Kalinoski
Oct. 15-18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18, 2015, 2 p.m.
Our Town follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love & Marriage," and "Death & Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager, performed with minimal props and sets, audiences watch the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and - in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre - die. Our Town is famous for capturing both a quiet sense of celebration of life while somehow evoking a feeling for the mysteries our most humble existence. Mr. Wilder’s play is an achievement of the first order.
By Melanie Marnich
Directed by Merlaine Angwall
Nov. 19-21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Set in the Radium Dial Company on the outskirts of Chicago, These Shining Lives is inspired by the true story of Catherine Donohue, who painted watches with a mixture of water, glue, and radium powder - all for eight cents a watch. Catherine’s is a story of survival, of how she and the other women refused to allow the company - which stole their health - to kill their spirits or endanger the lives of those who came after them.
By Bruce Norris
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft
Feb. 18-20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21, 2015, 2 p.m.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play begins in 1959 as a white family is selling their white neighborhood home in Chicago to an African American family. The second act of the play takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race relations against real estate. Contains mature language.
March 12-14, 2015. 7:30 p.m.
This fringe event is a creative opportunity for students and faculty to present experimental and/or new works for the stage. Join us for an evening of exciting, entertaining theatre where anything can happen! The Winter Fringe features the unique gifts of UW Oshkosh students staff and faculty.
Adapted from the novel by Willa Cather
Book and lyrics by Rachel Sheinkin
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Bryan Vandevender
April 28–30, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
May 1, 2015, 2 p.m.
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by adults who just barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious musical tale of overachievers' angst that chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. This unlikely musical about the unlikeliest of heroes is a quirky, but charming piece that celebrates a group of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Contains mature language.