SRC Theatre will hold open auditions--including interviews for prospective crew members--September 7 & 8, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m., for the fall production of Silent Sky (see details below). Prospective actors should use the
link on this page to see audition scenes. Copies will be available at auditions, and they need not be memorized for the purpose of auditioning. Participation in SRC Theatre productions is open to ANY resident of the Spoon River College district.
2021 - 2022 Season
Fall 2021, SRC Theatre presents Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, who holds the distinction of being currently the most-produced living American playwright. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries in this "luminously beautiful play, an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Silent Sky “sheer magic…with bursts of smart, infectious humor.” Silent Sky runs Nov. 12-14.
Spring 2022: TBA!
Spring 2021 Video Production of
For the 2021 Spring semester production, SRC Theatre presents the 1916 one-act drama Trifles by Susan Glaspell. To comply fully with pandemic restrictions and for the safety of our company members, the play was rehearsed and shot in March and April with each actor alone on our Taylor Hall Theatre stage. Then the raw footage was edited to create the video we have linked below. Please enjoy this production and consider a donation to our program fund; details are available after the end credits.
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.