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Theatre Department

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.


Phone Numbers
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 2015
Deadline: February 6, 2015

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

Class Syllabi and schedules are available here:
History of Styles, Spring Interim 2015
Advanced History of Styles
Trip Itinerary


Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office or online using the button below. Ticket prices are $14 for general, $11 for Senior Citizen or Alumni and $5 for UWO Students with ID.

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.

All promotions and discounts are valid only at the Box Office and are not available for on-line ticket sales.


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The Seafarer

By Conor McPherson
Directed by Merlaine Angwall

Nov. 19-22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

In the rundown Dublin house where Sharky cares for his blind brother, old acquaintances and an ominous stranger gather for a Christmas Eve card game. As the liquor flows and the game heats up, Sharky realizes he may truly be playing for his soul. In the grand tradition of Irish storytelling, this eerie Christmas fable looks at how people face their demons, past and present. Contains mature language.




The Boy Inside

By Richard Kalinoski
Directed by Bryan Vandevender

Feb. 18-21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22, 2015, 2 p.m.

Head football coach Tony Bartolo is having his best season ever and Ramsey College’s best season in its 98-year history. College President Helene Kingston-Barrows takes a sudden interest in football and shares a profound secret with Bartolo about the future of the college and the football program. The secret leads the fiercely competitive coach to a reckoning about the meaning of football and the meaning of sport itself.


Winter Fringe

March 12-14, 2015. 7:30 p.m.

Experimental Theatre

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.



O Pioneers

Adapted from the novel by Willa Cather
Book and lyrics by Darrah Cloud
Music by Kim D Sherman
Directed by Bryan Vandevender

April 29–May 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
May 3, 2015, 2 p.m.

Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm after her father dies. Through harvest, drought and poverty she struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie all while keeping her three younger brothers together until they are ready to stand on their own. In the process, she makes a place for herself in a male-dominated, early 20th century community through her intellect and strong will.





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2014-15 Season

  • Over the Tavern
    Oct. 8 - 12
  • The Seafarer
    Nov. 19 - 23
  • The Boy Inside
    Feb. 18 - 22
  • Winter Fringe
    March 12 - 14
  • O Pioneers
    April 29 - May 3
  • Playwriting Contest

    17th ANNUAL


    Playwriting Contest

    Due date for submissions: March 16

    Staged Reading: April 22

    For details, see

    Contest Information