Are you interested in acting, directing, design, stage management, or crew positions?  

Madison College students can engage in theater through productions as well as workshops and outreach activities. Learn improvisation or stage combat! Volunteers are needed for every production, both on the stage and in the wings. 

Types of Events 

Play Performance

Madison College Performing Arts is committed to staging comic, dramatic, and classical plays. The performance repertoire explores each of these genres in a typical four-semester cycle. Plays are staged in both the Studio Theater and the Mitby Theater. Equal opportunities exist for onstage and backstage work.

Musical Theater Performance

Madison College Performing Arts is committed to musical theater productions. The performance repertoire explores at least one musical theater production in a typical four-semester cycle. Musicals are staged in either the Studio Theater or the Mitby Theater. Equal opportunities exist for onstage and backstage work.

Improvisational Theater

Weekly workshops are held to explore the world of improvisational theater. When students develop sufficient skill and experience, improv shows are presented to the public.

Theater Workshops

Previous workshops for students interested in all areas of the theater include stage combat (licensed and certified), costume design, playmaking, auditioning, and college preparedness.

Theater/Performance Outreach

Current outreach programs include Fusion Science Theater which uses theater and storytelling to teach science concepts to elementary students.

Performing Arts Leadership (PAL) 

Together with faculty, PAL members decide each theater season’s shows, organize outreach, promote the season, and help expand performing arts programming at Madison College. In addition, they coordinate and participate in workshops at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater and other regional theaters. This gives PAL members and other performing arts students the chance to see and work with theater professionals. Learn more about Performing Arts Leadership

Student representatives receive a stipend for each semester of service.

Want to get involved?

Receive academic credit for participation in Madison College theater programs.  

Reach out to Miranda Hawk at or 608.246.6524, or stop by the Mitby theater box office to learn more.