At the heart of the department is our commitment to putting learning into practice. We do so through our performance companies:
Through these companies, the department has presented:
A professionally modeled, resident theater producing a main season of plays and musicals for the university and community.
A professionally modeled, touring company based on a modern style producing dance concerts.
SP/ATE is an ensemble that gives our students experience in the emerging field of simulated applied theater. We currently provide simulations for nursing and allied health, food and nutrition, and large-scale trauma and crisis response, as well as community-based
improvisational performances developed to address specific social issues.
An incubator for production development, usually student-directed, and often short works minimally produced.
A summer theater-for-youth program directed by theater faculty, IUP alumni, and upper-division majors.