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2021-2022 Season

2021-2022 Season

Welcome back to live theatre on the UWO, Oshkosh campus!

Our students, faculty and staff had quite a year producing theatre under COVID restrictions. In spite of those challenges, we rehearsed, completed sets and costuming and then filmed and streamed all four productions to our audiences.

Our season theme of past, present and future supports the 50 years of stories told in the Theatre Arts Center building.  We celebrate our past honors, successes and productions, present newer plays and finally, look into the future and anticipate the possibilities that await us.


  • We will offer two weekends of performances for all four productions!  The dates are in the show information.
  • On the first Friday of each production, we will offer post show dialogues with the director, students and guest experts on content relevant to each production. 

We hope to see you, IN THE THEATRE! 

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Merlaine Angwall

MARCH – 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and  13 at 2 p.m.

Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.

She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft

APRIL – 28, 29, 30 | MAY 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 at 2 p.m.

When her younger teenage sister Tilly dies, Agnes Evans struggles with the knowledge that she didn’t really know much about her. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she sets out on a quest of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. This dramatic comedy offers a thrilling, heart-warming story about the geek and the warrior within us all. Agnes ultimately fulfills a journey that leads to love and understanding of her sister.

23rd Annual Student Playwriting Contest

Open to full time and part time students of UW Oshkosh-all campuses.

Submit Plays to the Theatre Office AC W101 by 3 pm on Monday, March 28, 2022. Plays should be in hard copy only, follow standard playscript format and should be between 20 and 35 pages.

Winner (s) will receive a cash prize, a framed program/certificate and a public reading on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. FREE ADMISSION!

Inquiries to Richard Kalinoski, playwright and coordinator of the Annual Student Playwriting Contest by email at or (920) 424-0937.

 Individual tickets

Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 1, 2021

    • General Admission $14
    • Senior Citizen Admission $11
    • Student Tickets $5
    • UWO Admissions (Alumni $11, Faculty and Staff $5 and Students $5)

Contact Us

Buy Tickets

(920) 424 – 4417

Theatre Office (920) 424-7042
Costume Shop (920) 424-0286
Scene Shop (920) 424-7051

Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft, Chair
(920) 424-4425
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