This summer, at the on-campus six-week intensive Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute (STI), theatre students between their first and second year are working with talented guest artists and directors to produce shows in improv, combat, devised theatre, Commedia Del’Arte and musical theatre.

Read about their experience in this Columbia Missourian story: A little Shakespeare, a little slapping in Summer Theatre Institute performance.

All performance photos by Katie Orr ’19, Summer Theatre Institute Marketing Director.


“There Are No Rules,” an evening of long-form improv. Pictured (L-to-R): Mia Gayle ’21, Julia Vuolo ’21, Cat Lemmon ’20, Aireana Phillips ’21, Melanie Brucker ’21.


Pictured (L-to-R): Melanie Brucker ’21 and Mia Gayle ’21 perform in “O, for a Muse of Fire,” an evening of Shakespeare and stage combat. Pictured top (L-to-L): Melanie Brucker ’21 and Danielle Simpson ’21.

Devised Theatre

“This Moment, Precious, Fleeting, Catch it, Frame it,” an evening of devised theatre. Pictured (L-to-R): Elena Patterson ’21, Ella Witt ’21, Julia Vuolo ’21, Alyssa Meisenheimer ’21, Mia Gayle ’21.


Upcoming Performances:

“A Faction of Fools”

An Evening of Commedia Dell’Arte | Family Friendly

7:30 p.m., June 14 | Warehouse Theatre


“And All That Jazz”

An Evening of Musical Theatre | Family Friendly

7:30 p.m., June 24 | Macklanburg Playhouse


Performances are free and open to the public.

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