Theatre

Theatre at Concordia University, Nebraska is an active part of campus life and well-integrated into a variety of degrees in education and liberal arts programs. Full-length productions and a variety of student-directed one acts bring together students from all disciplines to offer the campus and surrounding communities excellent theatre. 

Theatre can raise your confidence, organization and relationship skills. The theatre program at Concordia University, Nebraska helps you find your voice, both in and out of the classroom. Students may choose to major or minor in theatre, or just participate as an extracurricular activity. Students can try a little bit of everything — performance, technical theatre, directing, design, etc. — making their full theatre experience that much more complete. With productions in rehearsal or on stage throughout the academic year, there are always numerous "backstage" and shop opportunities available for theatre technicians, in addition to a wealth of performance opportunities for those who prefer the limelight. 

Students majoring in other academic disciplines have the opportunity to take theatre courses for credit as well, many of which fulfill the general education fine arts requirements. 

Meet Your Director

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Bryan Moore

Professor of Communication & Theatre Arts

Department of English, Communication and Theatre Arts

Behind the Scenes

Concordia’s theatre productions take place on- and off-campus, with dedicated space for rehearsals, technical shops and mainstage performances. In addition to backstage opportunities during the shows, students can work in the various shops (scenery/props, costumes, lighting, sound) as volunteers, for academic credit, and even as a paid student supervisor, based on experience and availability. 

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Theatre Scholarships

At Concordia, providing financial aid assistance is a top priority, and 100% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid. Theatre scholarships are available in acting and technical theatre for all students interested in participating in theatre at Concordia, regardless of major. 

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A scene from the Mary Poppins theatre production with Mary and the children gathered inside the house by the fireplace.
The theatre department at Concordia is a close-knit, loving community of professors and friends who have taught me more than I ever expected to know about the art that I love.
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Adam Prince
O'Fallon, Mo.

Curtain Club

Concordia University’s Curtain Club is a group for students interested in the dramatic arts. Members of the club are involved in various campus productions, including the two yearly major productions, Readers Theatre and One-Act Plays.

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IMPROVables

Concordia’s student-led improvisational theatre troupe, the IMPROVables, is an exciting way to develop performance and communication skills while having fun. There are no auditions, so all students are welcome to participate in weekly rehearsals, public shows and twice-annual Improvathons, which feature up to 24 hours of improvisational hijinks. Visit the IMPROVables Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. 

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Alpha Psi Omega 

Concordia has an active chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the oldest national theatre honor society in the country. Since 1985, our Omega Lambda chapter has recognized students for excellence in their contribution to theatre productions on campus. We have been selected for inclusion in the APO yearly publication, Playbill, for over 25 years.  

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