FIU Theatre is uniquely situated in a major global city distinguished by cultural diversity and a vibrant arts scene. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the department’s primary purpose is to immerse students in the practical work of theatre production while familiarizing them with world theatre history, criticism, literature, theory, and analysis.
We produce 4-5 shows a year, spanning genres, historical eras, and styles. All of our shows are performed, designed, and built by our talented students and faculty. The shows serve as the laboratories where our students put their learning into practice.
Only 125 majors are selected for our program. This gives our students many opportunities to work on productions and receive one-on-one mentorship from our quality faculty. FIU is the fourth largest university in the country, meaning our students get all of the perks of a large university while enjoying the luxury of a small program.
Our students travel to, and present work at, regional and national conferences like the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), where they are consistently recognized for the quality of their work. In 2018, four of our students won all expenses paid national fellowships to the National KCACTF in Washington, DC. The fellowships were for Scenic Design, Stage Management, Directing, and Theatre Journalism.
Our home is the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, a professional-caliber theatre venue with a 200 seat proscenium theatre and a 90-120 seat black box theatre. It also has cutting-edge scene and costume shops, a design studio, and a light lab stocked with the latest technology. We also have classroom and performance spaces across campus, like our DM-150 Theatre where we perform some of our shows and present student-directed work.
THE GREENHOUSE is a play development program at FIU Theatre supporting South Florida playwrights. Three playwrights were selected for one-week intensive residencies in the summer to workshop and revise a draft of a full-length play. The week culminates in a public reading of the revised work.
by Luis Roberto Herrera
director: Ricky J Martinez
dramaturg: Christine Dolen
Friday, May 24 at 8:00
by Gina Montet
director: Margaret M. Ledford
dramaturg Andie Arthur
Friday, June 28 at 8:00
Little Boy/Little Man
by Rudi Goblen
director: Victoria Collado
Saturday, July 13 at 3:00
The 2019 MAP Fund has awarded FIU faculty member, Pioneer Winter, with a grant for his Birds of Paradise performance project. Birds of Paradise is a new ensemble-driven performance work by Pioneer Winter Collective, enacted in the form of a tropical militia. “It interrogates agency, power, celebration, and [...]
This summer, FIU Theatre will host the Latinx Theatre Commons Regional Convening (“Miami in Motion!”) July 12-14, 2019. Miami in Motion! will gather artists, scholars, administrators, and advocates from the Miami Latinx Theater community and beyond to share work and methodologies, and to experience the vibrant and varied [...]
THE GREENHOUSE is a play development program at FIU Theatre supporting South Florida playwrights. Three playwrights were selected for one-week intensive residencies in the summer to workshop and revise a draft of a full-length play. A director, a dramaturg, and age-appropriate actors will work with the playwright. The week will [...]