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.

Ticketing Information for the 2021-2022 Season

The Department of Theatre Arts will not be offering season ticket packages this year out of caution of the university having to shut down due to COVID-19.  Due to a technical issue with our new online ticketing system (AudienceView), patrons will not be able to purchase tickets online for Severe Clear or Love/Sick.  Tickets may be purchase via the phone (608-785-6696) or in person (Center for the Arts Box Office) beginning the Monday prior to opening night for each production.

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

Alumni/Student Spotlight

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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."