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.

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

Drama Student Organization

Scholarship auditions are held each spring to select incoming students for the fall. Interested high school seniors should talk to their guidance counselors or SRC advisors.

Academic coursework in the program includes:

  • Acting courses
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Theatre appreciation
  • Theatre practicum (immersive, hands-on theatre experience)
  • Special topics

STAGE provides support and awareness for the theatre program as well as a pool of interested and talented students to participate in theatre productions.

Do I have to be a Drama Program major to participate in STAGE?
Absolutely not. Students from all programs are welcome to join STAGE.

What types of roles are available if I join STAGE?

  • Acting
  • Lights & Sound
  • Props
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Publicity
  • Lots more!

Who can I contact for more info about STAGE?
For more information, contact Douglas Okey at
309-649-6308 or douglas.okey@src.edu

Drama Program

Drama Program

Drama Program

Drama Program