Information For Theatre Students


Theatre Arts

Department Mission Statement 

Theatre Simpson is a dynamic, interdisciplinary community that encourages students to explore their potential by participating in a wide range of opportunities. The department embraces a liberal arts mission and sees theatre as a vehicle for personal growth and creative expression.

Brandon Herring ’17 and Audrey Kaus ’19 in Waiting for Philip Glass

Departmental courses, productions, and projects provide students with cultural and artistic experiences to develop their abilities to observe, reflect, think critically and communicate.  Students are encouraged, through work on and off-campus, to develop their artistic and leadership skills.

In a collaborative and supportive environment students are challenged to achieve academic and aesthetic success.

These various sites provide information for the current students involved in the Simpson College Theatre Department.

Theatre Simpson Calendar 2017/18 – To stay up to date with all of the events happening in the theatre throughout the semester check out this calendar!

Theatre Simpson DEADLINE Calendar 2017/18 – Production deadlines for the 2017/18 Season.

Ben Rockhold ’19 and Christopher Hanson ’18 in The Comedy of Errors

Theatre Simpson Student Handbook – Follow this link to find the online version of our Theatre Simpson Student Handbook. These policies and procedures are designed to help us work together as a team and also to have fun in the process.

Theatre Simpson Production Auditions – Students-majors and non-majors-are encouraged to audition! This link will provide you with all the information that you need to know to be ready to audition with us.

Company List for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Company List for Festival of Short Plays 2018

BPAC Room Reservations – If you need to reserve a room in the theatre for a class, event or rehearsal go to this link to find our Room Reservation system.

Design and Technology Information – Design and technology is an integral part of theatre, all students are encouraged to participate in this aspect of theatre at Simpson. Check out this link to find more information about the specific design opportunities that are available.

Alpha Psi Omega– A page about the Alpha Psi Omega honorary theatre fraternity at Simpson College

  • Stage Management – Follow this link to find the online version of the Stage Manager’s Handbook. This is filled with helpful information for student stage managers as well as having our policies and duty lists.
  • Design Positions – Students have the opportunity to design or assistant design for the productions we put on here. Applications for design positions are accepted during the spring for the following academic year. Click on this link to find out what design positions are available!
  • Backstage Crew – Students also have the opportunity to work backstage. Click on this link to find out what backstage crew positions are available!
  • Audience Services – Click on this link for more information on the audience services opportunities we have available.