Theatre Program

2021 - 2022 Season

For Spring 2022, SRC Theatre presents Here We Are: An Evening of One-Act Plays.

The company will present, for the first time in recent memory, a short series of one-act plays rather than a more traditional full-length story. The plays include "The Man in a Case" by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, "Here We Are" by novelist, poet, and Oscar nominee Dorothy Parker, and "On Tidy Endings" by Tony-award winning actor and writer Harvey Fierstein.

The spring production will be notable not just for the one-act-plays format: The Wasserstein and Parker plays will be directed by current SRC Theatre students.

Lauren Avery and Kaitlynn Tutt, both second-year students in the SRC Theatre program, are taking on directing duties for the first time on SRC's stage. Both students are directing as part of an academic theatre "practicum," meaning that they are earning academic credit for their work on the show.

SRC Theatre presents its plays in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the college's Canton Campus. Here We Are: An Evening of One-Act Plays runs March 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. and March 6 at 3:00 p.m. See below for ticket information.

How to Buy SRC Theatre Tickets

  • SRC Theatre Tickets via Phone – You can still phone (309) 649-6257 to reserve your tickets and someone from our team will be in contact prior to the show to confirm your selection. Check our show page on the SRC website ( to verify the official ticketing office for the show or shows you are interesting in purchasing.

  • SRC Theatre Tickets via the Box Office - You can always buy tickets in person directly from the theatre's box office. The box office will be open the show times when a show is running at the theatre.

  • SRC Theatre Tickets Price – Ticket price is $10 each. 

Silent Sky

Spring 2021 Video Production of Trifles 

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.



 Faculty Advisor

Douglas Okey
Instructor of English & Drama​​