Department of Communication Studies

Mission

The mission of the UNI Interpreters Theatre program is to offer students opportunities to learn about performance through their participation in the creation, direction, performance and production of scripts based on social and cultural issues, oral histories, ethnographies and traditional performances of literature.

Our students actively participate in the process of staging Interpreters Theatre productions. They work as writers, adapters, directors, actors, technical directors, designers, carpenters, electricians, costumers, makeup artists and props persons, creating the environments in which we stage our productions.

One goal of the Performance Studies program at UNI is to make our courses and the Interpreters Theatre and SAVE programs viable options for all students regardless of their major areas of study. With that goal in mind, we develop courses and present performances that emphasize culture, oral history, and social change. Toward that end, we currently have two working, producing branches in our Interpreters Theatre program: The UNI Interpreters Theatre, and SAVE, our interactive performance group.

Be sure to watch for audition notices and crew calls for our productions during the academic year.