The academic area of theatre has been providing theatrical entertainment to the community for over 20 years. Auditions are always open to everyone, making this a community theater.

What's coming next to the Black Box Theater

The Nerd by Larry Shue

Nov. 10–12 and 17-20, 2023

Auditions: Sept. 5 and 6, 2023, at 7 p.m.

The Groundling by Mark Palmieri

April 5–7 and 12-14, 2024

Auditions: Jan. 16 and 17, 2024, at 7 p.m.

Visitor Information

Black Box Theater

All performances are held in the Black Box Theater located inside LeFevre Hall.
1189 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055


Tickets are available at the door.

$10 general admission
$5 students


Edie L. Norlin, theater director

Meet the director

Edie Norlin headshot

Edie L. Norlin, MEd, is an education and theater lecturer at Ohio State Newark. Her first acting performance was at five years of age and her first professional role was at age 12. Active in theater and musical theater at The University of Oklahoma, she graduated with a teaching license in English, speech and drama and taught secondary school for many years.

Watch Now

Auditions Can be Murder, Dude
Black Box Theatre performance of Macbeth
Black Box Theatre performance of Julius Caesar

Past productions