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) recognize and reward the work of talented students.

Our fall production in 2014 was the first-ever in our series “Hour Classics,” sixty-minute versions of classic plays, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth century.  Our production of the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles was a great success, with an audience of over 260 patrons over four performances in November.

2008 - Fuddy Meers
Photo credit: Larry Eskridge/Canton Daily Ledger.

The Spring 2015 show was a contemporary comedy, The Nerd by Larry Shue.  Willum Cubbert, a frustrated architect, welcomed into his home the man who saved his life in Vietnam, Rick Steadman.  But Rick turned out to be more than a handful, a “nerd” who is so annoying that Willum was soon looking for (very funny) ways to get Rick out of his life. 


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 douglas.okey@src.edu.



 Faculty Advisor


Douglas Okey, M.A.
Instructor of English and Drama


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