Cathy Fank

A chance viewing of the Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland's The Man Who Planted Trees five years ago  resulted in a performance of the show at UWS ... plus community partnerships to give tickets to the show and copies of the book to area schoolchildren.  

Cathy Frank/University Theatre at UW-Superior

Halloween may be over, but UWS actors are still scaring audiences in their production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.


Amazing how little time off is needed to bring a person back, raring to go and filled with fresh enthusiasm.

It's back to school - and the theater - time for Cathy Fank of the UWS Theater Department and she can't wait to suss out the crop of new students at auditions for the first show of the season, Dr. Faustus.


The start of a new year can be exciting - but the UWS Theatre Department is exploding out of the gate with plans for a musical (SUDS: The Rocking '60s Musical Soap Opera!), a scriptwriting competition, and  some fascinating new combinations of theatre with other curricula at the University.

Flat Earth Theatre/Flickr

Every fall, new students show up at college theatre auditions.  Some have never tried acting before; some were pretty big deals at their high schools.

Cathy Fank is a happy camper - but just one of many.

Her summer camps for kids from 6th through 12th grade are full up - in more ways than one. 

The campers will put on a show, but they'll also spend some classroom and practicum time. By the time camp is over, they'll have had a hand in set building, lights, sound, props, costumes, stage management, acting and more.