All the world’s a stage

The theater department at Concordia University Ann Arbor develops artists who support each other’s creativity and development to positively impact both the campus community and surrounding community through a wide variety of participation, from performances, classes, collaborations with other departments and work study positions.

Our Vision

Involvement in theater at Concordia is for all students no matter their area of study, not just those pursuing a theater minor. A positive theater experience has been shown to develop reading and public presentation skills, improve a sense of community, and build awareness of how our actions affect others.

Aspiring actors and actresses looking to showcase their acting skills will perform in the Black Box Theater in CUAA’s state-of-the-art Kreft Center for the Arts facility. The Kreft Black Box Theater is a modern, 60’ x 60’ flexible performance space that currently hosts two theater productions, a myriad of concerts, guest lecturers and receptions. The theater features a state-of-the art sound system, a Leprechaun light board, complete catwalk access to all lighting positions, a computer controlled projection system and a variety of special effects.

In addition, there’s a Scene Shop that offers storage, construction, and painting facilities, and a Costume and Property Lab that contains hundreds of pieces of period and contemporary stock, including costumes for the annual Boar’s Head Festival that just celebrated its 40th anniversary this past December. Initiated in 1978 by professors Paul Foelber, John Sturmfels and Quentin Mario, the Boar’s Head Festival has become a treasured annual event both on campus and in the Ann Arbor community.

Prepare to take the stage and explore Concordia’s theater productions, theater student opportunities, and details on theater scholarship terms and auditions.


Minor in Theater

Theater is a community pursuit that will leave you with a better understanding of the world around you.