University of Evansville


Shanklin Theatre's thrust stage design extends into the audience on three sides, creating a better connection with the performers.

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The Front Page

The Front Page

A classic example of an American 1920s comedy, this play featured tough, fast-talking, melodramatic, and hilarious characters set against the backdrop of the bustling Chicago newspaper world.

The Department of Theatre's admission process uses a highly selective recruitment approach to seek out students with exceptional talent and outstanding academic ability. The result is an extremely motivated group of creative young artists with serious attitudes toward a challenging academic environment and a comprehensive theatre education.

UE theatre’s productions provide purposeful experiences tailored to challenge and cultivate growth in an individual student’s path as a theatre artist. For nearly 50 years, UE productions have garnered recognition and awards on a local, regional, and national level. A theatre student has numerous options to assume leadership roles in all levels of the production process and is guaranteed the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way each semester.

UE theatre’s faculty members advise students to explore the full breadth of career development opportunities available to them throughout the entertainment industry. The mentoring of each student’s particular strengths and talents is coupled with practical experiences in auditions, mock job interviews, portfolio development, and a true desire to foster personal and professional success for every graduate.