Originally the University Players, the title “IWU Theatre Guild” was adopted in 2007 when the Guild became a faculty-supervised academic organization. The IWU Theatre Guild is housed in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center on the IWU Campus. Venues consist of the Black Box Theatre and the PPAC main stage auditorium. The Theatre Guild typically puts on four shows every season: two in the fall and two in the spring, one being a musical every other year.
Theatre arts provide an outlet for our God-given desire to create. One need only look as far as the first chapter of Genesis to take note of the facts that 1) God “created,” and furthermore, that 2) God created us “in His image.” Having been created as a creator, it is no wonder we seek avenues of expression through the arts. It is when we write, sing, play, or act, we connect with our Creator most. Whether studying the works of great storytellers who’ve gone before, or creating masterworks of our own, IWU Theatre provides opportunities for students to heighten their awareness of our multi-cultural world and interact with it in a passionate, provocative, and proactive way in order to change the world, one story at a time.