Productions and Events
Auditions - Fall 2022 Season
All are welcome to audition for the Department of Theatre Arts Fall 2022 season.
- Saturday, August 27
- 10 a.m.
- Hartung Theatre
- Callbacks will be held the next day.
- Check back here for updates and more information.
The 2022-2023 Season
From a provocative musical to an uproarious comedy, a one-man drama to classic Shakespeare, holiday plays and new works, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts' upcoming theatre season covers new and classic theatrical ground, offering something for everyone. Online ticket sales begin a month before each production.
Sept. 10, 2022, "Every Brilliant Thing."
Sponsored by U of I Recreation and Wellbeing. A one-night-only, one-man show starring Craig A. Miller. A life-affirming, warm and wholesome play, presented as part of Suicide Awareness Week, "Every Brilliant Thing" finds the perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life and celebrating all that is sweet in it. Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe.
- Free for U of I students. Tickets can be reserved beginning Aug. 22.
- $5 to $25 for public. Tickets on sale Aug. 29.
Sept. 23-25, "First Bite New Play Series."
A showcase for emerging U of I Master of Fine Arts playwrights, with a free staged reading of new work. Each performance is followed by a question and answer session with the playwright, to help in the refinement of the play.
Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2022, "Cabaret"
Directed by Craig A. Miller and Vern Sielert, musical director. This provocative, classic-yet-relevant musical examines the rise of a political movement which threatens basic human freedoms and identity. Produced in collaboration with the Lionel Hampton School of Music. For mature audiences.
Nov. 12, 2022, "Cry Havoc."Hosted by Idaho Repertory Theatre. A one-night-only inspirational, one-man show, featuring Stephan Wolfert, who recounts his experience pre- and post-military service. Through the lines of Shakespeare's most famous speeches and his own personal insights, Wolfert explores our societal neurosis of war.
Dec. 8-11, 2022, "Holiday Punch."Featuring a holiday-themed revue of short works and music performed and directed by theatre students.
Feb. 10-12, 2023, "First Bite New Play Series."Our spring showcase for emerging U of I Master of Fine Arts playwrights, with a free staged reading of a new work. Each performance is followed by a question and answer session with the playwright to help in the refinement of the play.
Mar. 3-12, 2023, "The Play That Goes Wrong."Directed by David Lee-Painter. A slapstick comedy about a bumbling college drama group staging a who-done-it, "The Murder at Haversham Manor" that quickly goes from bad to utter disaster.
Apr. 28-May 7, 2023 "Measure for Measure."By William Shakespeare. Directed by MFA alumna Kate Powers. A dark, tragicomedy of corruption, family dysfunction and the abuse of power. Considered one of Shakespeare's problem plays for its complex and ambiguous tone.
These virtual meetings bring experienced theatre professionals from around the world to our students via Zoom for revealing conversations about creativity and success in the real world. Previous presenters have included award-winning playwrights, performers, casting directors, puppet masters, company executives and others sharing their stories and wisdom. All Greenroom Chats begin at 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. If you would like to join us for a particular presentation, please request the Zoom link from the Department of Theatre Arts at email@example.com.
Previous guest artists:
- Dominic Antonio D'Andrea
- Ashley Lauren Rogers
- Martine Kei Green-Rogers
- Davinia Shorter
- Jennifer Goodlander, Ph.D.
- Andres X. Lopez, Ph.D.
- Lyndsay Burch, Kisha Jarrett, Nicole Watson and Emilia Sargent
- Idris Goodwin, playwright
- Lavina Jadhwani, director
- Amy Rose Marsh, Concord Theatricals (formerly Samuel French)
- Juan Cabello and Geralldy Najera, directors, performers
- AnaSofia Villanueva, producer, director, writer, activist
- Aurin Squire, playwright
- Native Playwriting Panel: Carolyn Dunn, Ty Defoe, Randy Reinholz, DeLanna Studi.
- Prison Performing Arts: Dario Pena, Robbie Pollock, Kathleen Powers-Kusio
- Chelsea Hackett, executive director of SPEAK
- LatinX Playwriting Panel: Virginia Grise, Guillermo Reyes, Damaso Rodriguez, Elaine Romero, Caridad Svich.