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UWL Theatre Program Named Best in Wisconsin!

Click the link above to read about OnStage Blog choosing UWL as one of the best theatre programs in the United States.  The listing of all 50 programs can be found here.

Announcing:  NEW DANCE MINOR

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Dance Minor Announcement

UW-La Crosse is an active participant in the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival. Since Fall 1999, UW-La Crosse Theatre faculty and students have been recognized at the Irene Ryan Acting Competition and received Certificates of Merit in the areas of directing, design, and stage management. Our critically-acclaimed productions of The Laramie Project (2018), 26 Pebbles (2016), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot  (2011) and Metamorphoses (2004) were chosen to perform at the regional festival competition.  In 2013, the production team of Mirror of the Invisible World received a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Visual and Aural Cultural Collaboration.  Student Garrett Flood received the Outstanding Actor Award for his portrayal of Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot along with the entire cast receiving a Certificate of Merit for the performance.  Mary Leonard (faculty) received the Regional Award of Merit for Directing for Metamorphoses and William Clow (faculty) received the Regional Award of Merit for Lighting Design for that production as well.

UWL Theatre students continue to receive awards for their design and management skills.  Most recently, Justin Schmitz was selected to compete at the ACTF Kennedy Center finals for his sound design for the production Eurydice.  Anna Wooden was a semi-finalist at the regional level for her costume designs for the production, From Up Here.  Students and faculty have been recognized for their scenic, costume and lighting designs and stage management each year at the American College Theatre Festival.


Theatre students at UW-La Crosse have also been highly successful in the undergraduate research competition in which grants are provided to support undergraduate and international research and creative activities.  Students have written proposals and received full funding to research theatre topics including directing a production, studying theatre in London, Russia, Vietnam, India and Africa, and writing a script.

Full Monty

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Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016)
Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

"Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important.  The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist.  It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful." Alumni Spotlight--Calahan Skogman Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016) Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix) "Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important. The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist. It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful."
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Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe Lighting Design Class Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe
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Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists. Welding in the Scene Shop UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists.
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UWL Theatre's Green Room.  Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL.  Is yours in this photo? Green Room Memories UWL Theatre's Green Room. Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL. Is yours in this photo?
UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop. Costume Shop UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop.
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Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc. Student Building Scenery Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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