Trine University Theatre
The Trine University Theatre is responsible for producing two plays a year. These take place in both the Fall and Spring Semester in Ryan Concert Hall for the Performing Arts in the T. Furth Center.
Students audition for rolls at the beginning of the semester. They then rehearse four nights a week Sunday through Thursday for three months. Trine students not only perform, but they assist in all aspects of the production, from costuming to prop design, the Theater has something for all!
Shows are open to the public as well as students. Ticket pricing is released closer to the production date.
Interested in persuing a Theatre minor? Check out Trine's minor here.
For any questions reach out to professor, Lou Ann Homan.
Meet Professor Lou Ann Homan
Lou Ann Homan is a writer, a teacher, a storyteller, and a lover of small towns. Her enthusiasm for teaching has graced Indiana classrooms for over 40 years and has been twice awarded the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award. She is currently a professor at Trine University in the Humanities and Communication Department. In 2017 she was awarded the outstanding Adjunct Teacher award at Trine University.
Lou Ann is an award-winning columnist for KPC Media Group, whose weekly column has appeared every Saturday morning for fifteen years in newspapers in all four counties in northern Indiana. In 2014 Lou Ann received the Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Award.
Lou Ann’s storytelling skills have twice brought her the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship grant, and four commissioned pieces from Indiana Landmarks. She has told stories on many Fringe Festival stages throughout the Midwest and has carried her from the green hills of Ireland to China, and from Florida to Arizona. She has been on the roster of Arts for Learning for many years and was awarded the Anna Award in 2015 for her outstanding plan for program enhancement.
Her newest project is taking over the Trine Theatre. It is definitely a labor of love for her!
When not traveling, teaching, or directing, Lou Ann can be found in her hometown of Angola, Indiana where she is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission and the Downtown Angola Coalition bringing arts to her hometown. She writes late into the night under a red frayed lamplight, gardens at the community gardens, celebrates and promotes cultural events, and tells stories on the square and bikes her way around her small town.