Excelling as the premiere professional theatre training program built upon a liberal arts foundation.

The Theatre Program at the University of South Dakota is dedicated to taking talented individuals and helping realize their artistic dreams. We prepare students for professions in acting, musical theatre, design technology and many more. Through the Theatre Program at USD, students will be equipped with the talent and tools necessary for immediate professional work, graduate studies, or instruction.

The Department of Theatre Proudly Welcomes Artists in Residence


Current Artist in Residence is Joseph Mahowald. View Joseph on LinkedIn.

More information about our current Artist in Residence



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  • You won’t want to miss the fantastic scenic design by BFA theatre major Emily Holm in our upcoming production of "The Pillowman". Emily has been the scenic paint charge for most of this year’s productions. Her last scenic design for the Knutson was when the department collaborated with Native Voices to produce "Stand-Off at HWY #37". "The Pillowman" opens February 18th and runs through the 22nd. You can get your tickets by visiting or calling the box office at 605-677-5400 or by visiting #USDtheatre #usdthepillowman