Starkle Dream Up. Stephens College

Theatre students perform in Funny Ladies.

Summer Theatre Institute

The Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College is a six ½-week intensive program for students between their first and second year. It includes a variety of foundational classes and labs in acting, movement, theatre dance, voice and diction, stage combat, script analysis, commedia dell’arte and musical theatre. 

Students are also involved in the preparation of a fully produced, five-show season. In addition to performing, students assist in costuming, technical theatre, theatre administration and publicity. 

STI gives students the opportunity to experience a real-world production schedule. It allows you to take the theatrical knowledge acquired during your first year of college and apply it within the experience of a conservatory schedule with rigorous production demands. STI is an introduction to the summer stock and repertory theatre experience.

2017 Performances 

All performances are free and open to the public.

Commedia Tonight!
7:30 p.m., May 19 | Warehouse Theatre

The art of classical clowning.
Delightful Italian Renaissance-inspired physical comedy. Family friendly


Rock ’em, Sock ’em
7:30 p.m., May 26 | Warehouse Theatre

A stage combat slug festival. PG-13


The Blessed Unrest Project
7:30 p.m., June 2 | Warehouse Theatre

Electrifying, company-driven devised theatre.

 A one-of–a-kind theatre experience. Unforgettable! PG-13


Improv, Chicago Style!
7:30 p.m., June 9 | Warehouse Theatre

Hilarious, long-form improvisation. 

Inspired by Chicago’s famed comedy troupe, Second City. PG-13


Crazy for Broadway
7:30 p.m., June 19 | Macklanburg Playhouse

A sparkling Broadway Musical Revue

A crowd favorite! Come early and grab your seats. This one will be standing-room only! Family friendly


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