TheatreOCU's main stage season is dedicated to exploring universal themes through its productions, and strives to educate and enlighten the University community, the greater Oklahoma City community, and the larger communities of the state and nation.

TheatreOCU offers a seven show main stage season, and a collaboration with the other schools in the Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts (Music and Dance & Arts Management) in an additional seven productions. The main stage season consists of a mix of fully realized productions of theatre classics and relevant contemporary plays, as well as co-productions with our three professional co-producing partners, and staged readings of plays that deal with important current social issues.

Our performance facilities include the Kirkpatrick Auditorium (1,100 seat proscenium), the Burg Theater (274 seat, 3/4 thrust), and the Petree Recital Hall (500 seats). We also produce shows in the new Black Box Theater (flexible 50-100 seats) in the new Wanda L. Bass Music Center. The $31.5 million, 112,000-square-foot addition, which opened in 2006, has more than doubled the rehearsal and classroom space. We also occasionally perform in the flexible performance space in the CCA (Children's Center for the Arts).


2013 – 2014 Season


  And Then They Came For Me
By James Still

 Co-produced with Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

 Sept 19th – 29th Burg Theatre


  Uncle Vanya
By Anton Chekhov

 Oct 24th – Nov 2nd

 Black Box Theatre


  It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry

 Dec 5th – 14th

 Burg Theatre


 Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare

 Co-produced with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Feb 14th – 23rd

 Freede Theatre at OKC Civic Center


  Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin

 April 10th - 13th

 Burg Theatre


By Tom Stoppard

February 6th - 8th 

Walker Center Room 151


 The Women
By Clare Boothe Luce

 April 10th - 12th

 Sarkeys Law Center




The Stage II season presents four plays each semester in the small, intimate setting of our Black Box Theatre. Stage II's are produced with an emphasis on acting and directing with a use of minimal design and technical elements. Student and faculty directors and designers collaborate together on these experimental, laboratory productions. A wide variety of styles and periods are produced in our Stage II season including contemporary plays that may not be produced in the main stage season. Past productions have included classics such as Othello and The Misanthrope, as well as recent works like Dog Sees God, Bug, and Recent Tragic Events. The Stage II season introduces our students to a level of production opportunities often found in small professional theatres operating throughout the country.

2013-2014 Season

Private Eyes

by Steven Dietz

October 3rd - October 6th

Burg Theatre


Some Girls

by Neil LaBute

November 7th - November 10th

Black Box


Tried and True

by Leonor de la Cueva y Silva

November 21st - November 24th

Black Box


Exit the King

by Eugene Ionesco

January 30th - February 2nd

Burg Theatre


Who Will Carry The Word

by Charlotte Delbo

February 20th - February 23rd

Black Box


The Trojan Women

by Euripedes

March 6th - March 9th

Black Box


Richard II

by William Shakespeare

May 1st - May 4th

Black Box

OCUedge is the name of the staged-reading series that happens every year as an extension of the TheatreOCU season.  Typically six plays in  length, material for the OCUedge season is usually picked from very contemporary material, mostly written within the last 5 years.  The staged reading of these very current, and often edgy plays, supports our students study in theatre history, as well as makes opportunities for young directors and actors to get their brains and their mouths around these very modern texts.

A student-run and mostly student-organized theatre company on campus, Out of the Box presents a late-night series of exciting performances.  Recent productions have spanned the gamut of theatrical dramaturgy, from reimagined classics, novel adaptations, plays written by student playwrights, edgy contemporary plays, and campy evenings of scenes and monologues.  Out of the box also produces TheatreOCU's improvisation company.