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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