CUAA theaterCUAA student Abigail Penhallegon played the part of Hermia in the fall 2020 virtual production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Allie Milot ('21)

Students at Concordia University Ann Arbor have had nothing short of an unpredictable year, but the CUAA theater department ensures some normalcy to the upcoming semester.

Those who worked hard to put together these events are enthusiastic to share the spring line-up for 2021 for everyone on campus to enjoy.

“During a time that can feel so isolating, we have been working hard to create a theatrical community that supports and enriches the students,” said CUAA Theater Director Amanda Williams.

Last fall, Williams embraced technology and worked with students to produce an all-digital performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

“Our theater line-up for Spring 2021 contains a larger variety of productions. From scene work, to original writing, to radio shows, this semester will bring a slew of brand new opportunities that are creatively and academically fulfilling for Concordia students.”

See something below that inspires you to get involved? Please do! For more information or to participate, contact Amanda Williams at

Spring 2021: CUAA Theater Line-up

*All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Improv Night — February 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to a fun night of improv games in the Black Box Theater! See event.

Movie Night—March 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Need a night off? Watch our favorite theater movie in the Black Box. Complete with snacks! See event.

CUAA’s Series of (Un)fortunate Events—March 19 & 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us via livestream for two nights of scenes and songs, as students present a variety of characters and how they deal with their (un)fortunate events. See event.

TO BE ANNOUNCED—April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Participate in our first ever radio show, full of twists and turns from an unlikely caller via CUAA radio. See event.

Concordia Collaborations

Concordia Ann Arbor theater is partnering with Wisconsin’s theater department for two collaborations this semester.

Pandemic Tales—April 26

Written by students, these original scenes and monologues are inspired by both real and fictional accounts of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. A CUW and CUAA collaboration. Presented via zoom! See event.

Disney Sing-a-thon—May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Please, “be our guest!” for a livestream of a Disney musical concert that will have you singing and dancing along with us! A CUW and CUAA collaboration. See event.

Did you know that CUAA students can minor in theater or musical theater? Check out the programs!

— Ellesyn Fritcha ('24) is a student writer majoring in biomedical science. Questions or concerns related to this article may be directed to

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