Professor Nancy Taylor Porter
Associate Professor Craig Steenerson
Assistant Professor Aasne Daniels
Visiting Instructor Richard McCoy
The Theatre Program at Illinois College is dedicated to teaching students skills to prepare them for work and participation in the theatre world after graduation and to excel in the 21st- century workforce at large: leadership, creative problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, professionalism, and integrity. In addition to developing students’ analytical and communication skills as part of a liberal arts institution, the program also encourages students to develop their theatrical abilities through a program of coursework and guided experience in acting, directing, management, design, and the use of technologies most common in theatre. Practical, hands-on experience in TheatreWorks productions allows students to put their knowledge into practice and to showcase their work for the larger community.
The Theatre Program currently offers a minor, but students may also pursue a Theatre Arts interdisciplinary major, designed by the student and a theatre faculty advisor. As part of the Communication Arts Department, the Theatre Program encourages explorations of connections with Art and Communication and Rhetorical Studies as well as English. If you are interested in this option, please see the Individualized Studies Major and contact Dr. Nancy Taylor Porter.
Majors & Programs
Fine Arts Administration,Minor