Theatre and interpretation faculty and staff believe that participation in theatre, dance and interpretation productions is an important component of your education. We seek to offer students the opportunity to gain participate in a variety of productions. Each of the past several years, University Theatre has produced or sponsored over 25 different productions and over 80 individual performances, annually.​

  • University Theatre: University Theatre sponsors six mainstage productions annually. Each is directed and designed by faculty and staff. Advanced design/technical production students have opportunities to design scenery, costumes, and lights.
  • Studio Theatre Series: Students have the chance to direct and design productions, working closely with faculty on smaller-scale productions. Primary emphasis is placed on interaction between directors and actors, and the creative use of playing space. Past productions include: existing and new theatre and dance productions, Music Theatre productions, Trap Door Improv, diverse dance productions, Advanced Directing class projects, and much more. 
  • CMU Summer Theatre: A paid company of 10 to 15 students performs three plays in repertory on campus and across the state of Michigan in three locations.  Company members are involved in all areas of production, including set construction, costuming, lighting, props, publicity, house management, travel and performances.
  • Interpretation Program: Students develop individual and group performances of literary works that were not originally written for the stage, including poetry, short stories, novels, journals, personal narratives, and essays. Presentations are made at various times throughout the year and at festivals throughout the country.
  • Alpha Psi Omega: This national honorary dramatics fraternity also is active in presenting a series of plays.