The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Season presents an intriguing blend of productions that highlight artistry and academic process.

Check out our 2019-2020 Performances

The Theater program at Stritch introduces students to the origins and major developments in theater history, dramatic literature, and criticism and theory. Training includes hands-on involvement in a four-show professional-style production season in which students are afforded the opportunity to work in all areas of theater including acting, directing, stage management, dance, voice, stagecraft, costuming, lighting and properties. 

The Theater Program at Cardinal Stritch produces an eclectic season of theatrical productions in our state-of-the art professional style theater complex housed in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communications and Fine Arts, located on the main campus of the University.

Each season consists of a variety of productions including Classics, Contemporary Works and Musicals as well as Theater for Young Audiences offerings. Productions are mounted in the beautiful 400-seat proscenium-style Nancy Kendall MainStage Theater as well as our black box style intimate studio theater. 

Students at Cardinal Stritch can be involved in all areas of the production process both on stage and behind the scenes. Course credit in Theater Labs is offered for various positions depending on involvement. In addition, Stitch Performing Arts operates a full scale-scene shop and costume shop where students can earn work-study opportunities while assisting in mounting our full-scale season of productions. 

2017 - 2018

Theater Productions for 2017 - 2018:

2016 - 2017

Theater Productions for 2016 - 2017:

2015 - 2016

Theater Productions for 2015 - 2016:

2014 - 2015

Theater Productions for 2014 - 2015:

2011- 2012

Theater Productions for 2014 - 2015:

2009 - 2010

Theater Productions for 2009 - 2010:

2008 - 2009

Theater Productions for 2009 - 2010:

Theater at Stritch is available to all students of the University with different levels of commitment. There are many ways to get involved in theater at Stritch regardless of your experience level or major.

  • The redesigned Theater Major and Minor are custom made to fit in nicely with other degree track programs. You can continue your training in theater while pursuing another course of study (or two!).  The sky’s the limit.
  • Course credit is available for involvement in productions and can fulfill some of your general course requirements.
  • THR 208 (Introduction to Acting) and THR160 (Introduction to Backstage) are introductory-level courses designed for students of any major that also count towards the Undergraduate core “Aesthetic Values” requirement.
  • Auditions are open to all students of any major.  Some shows are competitive while other shows have roles for students who just want to try something new.
  • Crew Positions are available for each show- work backstage and help us bring our productions to life!
  • Apply to work in our Scene Shop, Costume Shop or Box Office.  Work-study positions are available if you qualify making this the perfect on-campus job.
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Contact Mark Boergers at (414) 410-4169 or

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