As the home of the UNI Department of Theatre's production program, the Strayer-Wood Theatre is a vibrant fully-equipped theatre building that houses two performance spaces (the Strayer-Wood Theatre and the Bertha Martin Theatre) and support spaces for the production program, including the Phelps Acting Practice Room/Light Lab, fully equipped scenic and costume studios, graphics room, design development and computer labs, a large makeup room, two dressing rooms, Greenroom, library, and ticket office.
Theatre UNI routinely produces four to six main stage productions annually, in addition to hosting a variety of special events, including design presentations, the Sturgis Youth Theatre, and guest artist lectures. Some events are free, others require a reasonably priced ticket. All main stage Strayer-Wood Theatre productions during the academic year are free to UNI students.
Theatre has long been a part of the University of Northern Iowa's history as evidenced by our production history beginning as early as 1878.
Currently, Theatre UNI is thrilled to announce “Deadly Sins.” This season we explore a range of sins -- sins of plenty and greed, imagined sins, sins against family, sins based in ignorance. The American Way of Eating exposes corporate greed and consumer gluttony amidst the landscape of food production in the United States. Spring Awakening reveals the consequences of lustful curiosity and the wrath of teen angst while parental silence and misdirection are the true "sins." Mauritius propels us inside a family relationship marred by envy and greed, and August: Osage County reveals the dark side of an American family where pride and sloth keep secrets hidden and characters ignore the dysfunction instead of taking action to heal the family.