On This Day in IUPUI History: August 30, 1982

August 30, 1982

On this day, the IUPUI Youth Theater held auditions in the Mary Cable Building theater on the IUPUI campus.

IUPUI had an active and vibrant theater scene in its early years. Spearheaded by Drs. Dorothy and J. Edgar Webb, professors in the (then) Department of Speech, Theater, and Communications in the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI enjoyed many theatrical productions that challenged and entertained. Many students performed in the productions. In addition, Dorothy Webb developed an award-winning children's theater program that attracted national attention. 

The program used many make-shift locations around campus for theater spaces. Mary Cable, the former Indianapolis Public Schools building used as IUPUI classroom space, was one such space. Productions also toured around the city and surrounding region. 

IUPUI Theater Program promotional photo 1986 286-2415-002

IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has many records documenting IUPUI's theater program. Please contact speccoll@iupui.edu for more information.

Updated Aug 30, 2018 by Editor Name Missing