image from a poster of the play Selkie.

School of Theatre and Dance to present Selkie: Between Land and Sea

The Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance will present Selkie: Between Land and Sea by Laurie Brooks, beginning April 16 and running through April 25 in the University’s Westhoff...
Katherine Apperson, Kyle Kolling, and Savannah Brown

Illinois State students organize rally on budget cuts

Illinois State students are planning two trips to Springfield in the next week to raise their concerns about the impact of proposed budget cuts on higher education.
image of members of the award-winning Improv Mafia

Improv Mafia to invade the Planetarium April 17-19

Members of Improv Mafia will perform Dudesical: Equinox, a series of improvised musicals sponsored by the Illinois State University Planetarium from April 17-19.
Keith Habersberger

Illinois State improv star goes viral in BuzzFeed videos

Keith Habersberger '08 hasn't starred in any blockbuster movies or hit TV shows yet. He hasn't been on Broadway, or in a big TV commercial. Yet the Illinois State alum still gets recognized almost...
image form the book cover of Beebo Brinker

Staged reading of Beebo Brinker Comes to Town April 13

A staged reading of the play Beebo Brinker Comes to Town will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Center for the Visual Arts, room 151. Admission is free.
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Boutté play to explore questions of race and identity

Duane Boutté, an assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Dance, is developing a play based loosely on his own family history and identity.
spooky scene from Illinois Shakespeare Festival's ShakesFEAR

Video: Scary Shakespeare inspires ISU Halloween event

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival partnered with Illinois State's Ewing Cultural Center to present ShakesFEAR, a haunted tour through Shakespeare's most gruesome imagery.
Paul Dennhardt with students

Video: Fight director shines at Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The professor in Illinois State University's School of Theatre and Dance is teaching acting majors how to be believable (and safe) while fighting on stage.
Photo of theatre masks

Mother Justice in Westhoff Theatre Sept. 17

Two Illinois State University School of Theatre alumni will return to the University’s Westhoff Theatre for a staged reading of their new play, Mother Justice, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney

ISU’s theatre program prepared Steppenwolf founders

What is now lauded as the nation’s premier ensemble theater had humble beginnings with two Illinois State alums. Terry Kinney ’76 and Jeff Perry ’78 partnered with Gary Sinise to create...