Theatre Program

The 2020-2021 Season

The Fall 2020 classic show is August Strindberg’s 1888 drama Miss Julie. The action of the play takes place on midsummer night, and Miss Julie, daughter of a nobleman, attempts to seduce her father’s valet in the kitchen of the manor house. Miss Julie runs Nov. 13-15. Auditions, open to any resident of the Spoon River College District, will take place Sept. 9 & 10, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the Canton Campus. Anyone interested in CAST or CREW positions in the show should come in during one of those times.

Audition scenes for Miss Julie.

For Spring 2021, SRC Theatre presents Silent Sky, a 2015 comedy/drama by Lauren Gunderson, who holds the distinction of being currently the most-produced living American playwright. With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Silent Sky runs Mar. 5-7, 2021.

Tickets for individual shows go on sale to the public three weeks prior to the opening of each show. Reservations and more information are available by calling (309) 649-6257. 

SRC Drama Program

The SRC Drama Program has an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented classes for humanities and fine-arts credit. Each academic year, student-centered performance opportunities are available with planned productions in both fall and spring semesters. The Drama Program offers performing grants (scholarships) to recognize and reward the work of talented students.


In the academic year 2015-16, the student organization STAGE: SRC Theatre Artists Group for Education was created. The group has as its advisor SRC drama and English instructor Douglas Okey. STAGE provides support and awareness for the program as well as a pool of interested and talented students to participate in theatre productions.

The SRC Drama Program has produced graduates who have gone onto careers in performance, including TV and film actor David Pires and, most recently, New York stage performer Kyle Motsinger. A student from the 1990s, Jacob Welch, is a theatre professor and award-winning lighting designer.

In the years since founding director Bob Gorg retired in 2008, the program has undergone various transitions. Most recently, in the 2013-14 academic year, the program had been in hiatus for the purpose of rebuilding. During that year, our “black-box” theatre production space was extensively renovated and updated through the expert consultation of SRC graduate Jacob Welch.

For more information about upcoming productions and opportunities in the SRC Drama Program, contact Douglas Okey at (309) 649-6308 or Click here for a printable brochure with information about the SRC Drama Program and student organization STAGE.



 Faculty Advisor

Douglas Okey
Instructor of English & Drama​​