Productions and Events
Each year the Acting/Directing program of the School of Theatre and Dance produces 5 main productions on the Montana and Masquer Stages. These are cast primarily from the A/D student body, with some roles cast from the wider school, university and city community.
The Montana Repertory Theatre produces a national tour of an American classic, local productions as part of the Visions and voices project, the educational outreach tour, and the Colony.
For upcoming productions see School of Theatre and Dance home page.
Montana State High School Thespian Conference
Each year the School of Theatre and Dance hosts the Montana State High School Thespian Conference in the Performing Arts/Radio Television Center on campus. High school students from all over the state come to Missoula for two days of immersion in theatre activities.
- Students perform plays for adjudication on the Montana Theater stage, complete with sets, costumes, and props.
- We hold auditions and portfolio reviews to award scholarships for freshmen who plan to enroll at The University of Montana in the fall.
- Students attend a buffet banquet followed by a full-scale performance by the Montana Repertory Theatre (the professional theatre-in-residence at UM).
- On Saturday, undergraduate and graduate students of the School offer special workshops in acting, dance, and technical aspects of theatre.
Many of these students live in rural Montana and this is often their first experience of higher education and professional theatre—it always leaves a lasting impression.