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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Theatre Arts Department is a small and special, award-winning program. Recognized by the Wisconsin Board of Regents in 2009 with the Award for Teaching Excellence, we continue to accrue accolades and honors, season after season.
Our high-quality productions rival those of professional theatres. In 2012 we expanded our production labs and added a beautiful new, state-of-the-art “black box” theatre. From classical to contemporary musicals, comedies and dramas, our audiences and students are treated to a rich range of experiences.
We have quickly become a gem in the rich southeast Wisconsin theatre community. Located between Milwaukee and Chicago, our department regularly connects with the hundreds of nearby professional theatres. A result of these connections combined with Parkside's esteemed Theatre Arts Department education, our students have a very high success rate finding internships and employment in professional theatres, or getting into great graduate programs around the country. Our students’ success is our proudest accomplishment!
Our student-first company model, our high production values, our enviable facilities and our academic successes are just some of the many special aspects of our program. Please explore our website to discover for yourself!
Lisa Kornetsky, Department Chair