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Summer Theatre Institute

Summer Theatre Institute, or STI as it's affectionately known, is a six-week program that allows students to produce and perform five shows in May and June.

Each summer, audiences are treated to the best of stage combat, experimental theatre, comedy and a musical revue. All performances are free to the public and fun for the whole family!

STI gives students between their first and second years intensive training with a variety of guest artists and directors. Read more about studying theatre at Stephens College.

2017 Performances

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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