TheatreWorks is the producing arm of the Illinois College Department of Theatre. We produce two or three main-stage shows and several student-directed shows each academic year.
From our mainstage plays, to student-directed one-acts, to an improv troupe we have plenty of space on stage for all interested Illinois College students.
We have two theatres: Sibert Theatre, a 250-seat modified thrust theatre, and the Illinois College Experimental Blackbox Theatre or the ICEBOX, a 64 seat modular stage space in the Kirby Learning Center used for acting, directing and design classes. The ICEBOX is also used for the improv troupe (Lincoln's Security Detail), cabarets and poetry slams.
If you are more interested in behind-the-scenes work, TheatreWorks has plenty to offer by way of sound, lighting, scenic design, set and costume construction, stage management, and scenic painting. Students also play a vital role in the operation of TheatreWorks from staffing the box office, to house management, to publicity, to work on set and lights, to costume design and construction, to makeup. Paid student positions are available in many of these areas. Students also receive academic credit
for production work. TheatreWorks is fully dedicated to maintaining an "open shop" in which everyone is welcome.