Through Quincy University’s Theatre program, you can experience the joy of performing on stage and learn a broad range of skills related to the creation and staging of dramatic works. Our program offers a minor in Theatre.
Open to all students, the Theatre program offers formal classes in acting, directing, producing, and script writing. In addition to 12 credit hours of classroom courses, the minor calls for 6 credit hours of participation in plays or musicals. Our actors come from every major—and so do the members of our tech crews and production teams. Auditions are open, and with two active theatre groups, you’ll find your talents in demand.
Whether you play the lead, run the soundboard, or create the scenery, your Theatre education will give you an edge in any career. Our participants come from every discipline—History, Education, English, Chemistry, Business, Pre-Law, Music, Broadcasting—and they go on to apply what they have learned in every type of job. Alumni who have chosen to continue their education in Theatre have been admitted to graduate study. Those who have stepped right into the workplace have entered such fields as teaching, management, public relations, law, and human services. Wherever teamwork, strong organizational skills, and winning communication are valued, Theatre gives you star power.
Your Real-World Opportunities
The Theatre Program stages a biennial Madrigal Dinner and occasional dramas. The Brother Sun, Sister Moon Players, a student organization, performs plays each semester and sponsors regular improv nights. You might even see your own words come to life because both groups welcome original work.
For more information about the Theatre program, contact Dr. Barbara Schleppenbach at 217-228-5432 ext. 3155 or send us a message: