Theatre Events

Missouri S&T actively supports a wide range of trending theatrical performances in Castleman Hall’s Leach and Black Box Theatres. Our actors include students, faculty, and members of the Rolla community. All events are presented by the Missouri S&T theatre program within the arts, languages, and philosophy department. We hope you’ll join us for our 2021-2022 season!

No Shame Theatre

Welcome to No Shame Theatre. Where anything can happen... and usually does!

"Doors" open for submissions 30 minutes before the show.
Presented the first Friday of each month in the Black Box Theatre (143 Castleman Hall) and via Zoom (link below)
8 p.m. Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. Dec. 3

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What is No Shame Theatre?

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen, and usually does, in this late night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), short (five minutes or less), and not break anything (including the law). Inside those rules you can do pretty much anything you're interested in trying in front of a live audience. Audiences could see plays, monologues, songs, dance, poetry, mime, juggling, comedy, tragedy, improvisation or magic. You don't have to perform at No Shame. Feel free to come as a spectator and see the evening's unique lineup. No two performances are the same!


Email Taylor Gruenloh at

Overnight Theatre Festival

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7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 | Leach Theatre

Six new 10-minute plays will be written, directed and performed in 24 hours by Missouri S&T students at Leach Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 6. 

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

On Friday night the playwrights will be given a genre, a theme and a line of dialogue that must be used in their plays. They will have to write a 10-minute play by Saturday morning, so that the actors and directors can rehearse in the afternoon before the performance.


Email Taylor Gruenloh, assistant teaching professor of theatre, at