Performing and Visual Arts Events

Stritch Students write, direct and act in timely short plays examining the topic of immigration. 
Stritch presents its initial Short Play festival "Stritch Shorts" featuring works written, directed and performed by Stritch Students. This year's Stritch Shorts theme is "immigration." Join us as students engage in a timely artistic discussion of this provocative theme using the craft of theater as an inroad to transformative discourse.

Performance Schedule


General Admission: $5
Stritch Student: Free (on day of performance)

The Cardinal Stritch University Performing Arts Season presents an intriguing blend of productions and events that highlight artistry and academic process. Contact or call (414) 410-4171 for ticket and performance information.


Stritch Shorts is performed in the Black Box Theater in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts building on the Cardinal Stritch University campus. Tickets are still available for pick up in the Box Office at the front of the Nancy Kendall Theater.

Stritch Shorts will include 11 short plays.  All plays are presented during each performance. The production will last approximately 2 hours in total with short breaks between each short play.

Student Playwrights

  • Sarah Burger (A Long Journey)
  • Kahlil D’Aquisto (A Chat After Dinner)
  • Estrella Luciano (Brave Princess)
  • Samantha Palmisano (Family)
  • Iyani Raines (What Its Worth)
  • Axel Roman (Dear Mijo)
  • Braydon Shewczyk (Uff Da)


  • Sarah Burger
  • Esme Calderon
  • Lucy Hartnell
  • Monty Kane
  • Courtney King
  • Katie Lindgren
  • Jack Millane
  • NaVada Reed
  • Azucena Reyes
  • Braydon Shewczyk
  • Donnie Williams


  • Bridget Akinpelu
  • Abby Alcox
  • Dinah Aming’a
  • Jasmine Barker
  • Kylie Boesch
  • Alana Burton-Moore
  • Esme Calderon
  • Dion Goodwin
  • Kevia Grays
  • Katrina Hermann
  • Andres Hernandez
  • Sophia Hey
  • Lindsey Jasinski
  • Marina Johnstone
  • Estrella Luciano
  • Ilse Merlin
  • Roger Regis
  • Azucena Reyes
  • Axel Roman
  • Ben Williams
  • Daniel Zavala

Production Team

  • Laura Ellingen (Producer/Facilitator)
  • Mark Boergers (Instructor)
  • Greg Kaye (Technical Director/Set/Lights)
  • Dinah Aming’a (Costumes)

Note:  Stritch Shorts is a workshop production for new works and young artists' creative processes. Priority is placed on presenting the work; which sometimes means that specific cultural backgrounds and gender identities may not be reflected in the casting of the shows due to availability of actors. 

Theater Performance: Stritch Shorts

Date(s) / Time(s)
DetailsJoan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts Black Box Theater Campus Map
Parking InfoFree parking available in lots 5 and 8.
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