The Theatre program at the University of Dubuque offers an in-depth study of drama as an art form and professional practice. You will leave ready to build a career in performance, playwriting, technical direction, arts administration, and more.

Making a Difference Through the Study of Theatre
Students at UD explore drama from several analytical and methodological frameworks including technical, creative, historical, cultural, and aesthetic. Students put their learning into action through the regular performance of plays, musicals, improv shows, podcasts, and other collaborative productions.

Degree Distinctive

Students who major in theatre learn through a rigorous balance of studio curriculum, performance work, and academic study. For non-majors, theatre study is a means to hone broader skills such as public speaking, analytical thinking, and creative collaboration.

Career Opportunities

A degree in theatre can provide entry into various careers, including teaching drama in an educational setting, arts administration or management, and performance through acting, directing, scene or lighting design, and drama or expressive therapies.

Theatre Productions

The theatre program presents two full-mounted theatre productions each year. Productions and ensembles are open to all UD students, regardless of major. Academic credit is available for participation in performance ensembles.


Theatre Faculty/Staff

Charles Barland

Charles BarlandProfessor of Music; University Organist

Phone: 563.589.3564 Fax: 563.589.3482 Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302D Heritage Center


DMA, University of Kansas; MA, University of Iowa; BA, Carroll University.

Laura BeePiano Instructor

Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: Heritage Center


BS, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Kristen Eby

Kristen EbyAssistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities; Department Head.

Phone: 563.589.3542 Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302E Heritage Center


MM, University of Oregon; BA, Westmont College

Tracy FurlongOperations and Promotions Manager for the Marching Band

Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302B Heritage Center

Evan Glickman

Evan GlickmanDirector of Jazz and Athletic Bands; Assistant Professor of Music.

Phone: 563.589.3140 Department: Fine & Performing Arts

Nolan Hauta

Nolan HautaDirector of Concert Bands; Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music

Phone: 563.589.3797 Fax: 563.589.3482 Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302G Heritage Center


DMA, University of Iowa; MM, University of Minnesota - Duluth; BA, University of Minnesota - Morris.

Gregory Wolf

Gregory WolfAssistant Professor of Theatre

Phone: 563.589.3635 Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302F Heritage Center