Theatre Program

The 2020-2021 Season

Important Notice!

SRC Theatre regrets that we’ve been forced to cancel the live performance run of our fall production, August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. It was scheduled to run three performances November 13-15. If you had previously reserved seats for a performance, you will be notified individually about the cancellation. But you need do nothing else, unless you had prepaid for your seats. In that case, our production team will ensure that you are fully reimbursed. If you know of anyone who had planned to simply purchase admission at the door, it would be a kindness to alert them to the cancellation. No plan has yet been made, but we’re exploring possibilities for an alternative delivery. As always, thanks for your support of SRC Theatre.

For Spring 2021, SRC Theatre presents Silent Sky, a 2015 comedy/drama by Lauren Gunderson, who holds the distinction of being currently the most-produced living American playwright. With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Silent Sky runs Mar. 5-7, 2021.

Tickets for individual shows go on sale to the public three weeks prior to the opening of each show. Reservations and more information are available by calling (309) 649-6257. 

SRC Drama Program

The SRC Drama Program has an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented classes for humanities and fine-arts credit. Each academic year, student-centered performance opportunities are available with planned productions in both fall and spring semesters. The Drama Program offers performing grants (scholarships) to recognize and reward the work of talented students.


In the academic year 2015-16, the student organization STAGE: SRC Theatre Artists Group for Education was created. The group has as its advisor SRC drama and English instructor Douglas Okey. STAGE provides support and awareness for the program as well as a pool of interested and talented students to participate in theatre productions.

The SRC Drama Program has produced graduates who have gone onto careers in performance, including TV and film actor David Pires and, most recently, New York stage performer Kyle Motsinger. A student from the 1990s, Jacob Welch, is a theatre professor and award-winning lighting designer.

In the years since founding director Bob Gorg retired in 2008, the program has undergone various transitions. Most recently, in the 2013-14 academic year, the program had been in hiatus for the purpose of rebuilding. During that year, our “black-box” theatre production space was extensively renovated and updated through the expert consultation of SRC graduate Jacob Welch.

For more information about upcoming productions and opportunities in the SRC Drama Program, contact Douglas Okey at (309) 649-6308 or Click here for a printable brochure with information about the SRC Drama Program and student organization STAGE.



 Faculty Advisor

Douglas Okey
Instructor of English & Drama​​