Visual and Performing Arts

Cowley Theatre Department


Cowley College Theatre is a generalist program where all students are encouraged to learn multiple aspects of the business. We want students to leave Cowley well rounded so you'll have a greater chance of working somewhere in the theatre, which will help you network and ultimately help you land your dream job!

Our theatre program has 3 tracks of emphasis: performance, technical design, and arts management. We have created unique course curriculums to help our students focus in their area of study.

We also allow students to branch out. Whether it is media promotions, costuming, lighting, sound, set construction, front-of-house, run crew, or acting; all of our students get hands on learning opportunities in the area that excites them the most!

Meet Our Faculty

Nick Albrecht
Director of Theatre

Nick Albrecht, an Omaha native, is an actor, singer, director, and fight choreographer. He received his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and B.A. in Vocal Music Education, Musical Theatre, and Vocal Performance from Dana College. Nick has worked for theatres around the country including; Triad Stage, Great Plains Theatre, North Dakota Shakespeare, Nebraska Shakespeare, BLUEBARN Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Post Playhouse, Omaha Playhouse, Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, and served as Artistic Director for Cross Community Players in Minneapolis, MN.


Robert Brown Theatre
Boasting an almost 800 seat proscenium theatre. The building was completed in the Fall of 1995 and serves as a center piece for the arts in Cowley County, and accommodates over 10,000 patrons annually. Our recently upgraded sound system provides for excellent sound reinforcement in our beautiful space. The lighting and sound systems are top notch and rank among the industries best. The theatre also provides 26 fly lines (4 electric) and hydraulic orchestra pit. We are continually upgrading and updating our theatre to remain competitive in our field.

Main Stage Series

Each year Cowley Theatre performs 4-5 shows each year. Included in these are our Main Stage Series. Our main stage series consists of a musical and a play, one in the spring and one in the fall. This series is geared towards drawing in enormous audience attendance, involving over one hundred students annually, and accomplishing the highest level of quality capable.

View Past Main Stage Productions

View Past Children's Productions

Academic Highlights

Our theatre curriculum is designed to provide a solid introduction to theatre. Each class offered easily transfers to four year colleges and universities. This gives student’s maximum amount of flexibility in furthering their college education.

Theatre Appreciation
Acting I
Theatre Practicum
Dramatic Literature
Theatre Portfolio
Introduction to Dance
Advanced Stagecraft

Search under Programs of Study in the Academic Catalog to find course details

Degree Program

Cowley offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre.

Transfer Options

The theatre courses transfer to virtually any four-year institution. Counselors can work with individual students to coordinate their program of study so transfer to a four-year school is smooth.


Cowley College Theatre offers a number of scholarships regardless of major for full tuition and books. Click here for more information about scholarships.

For more information contact:

Nick Albrecht

Director of Theatre
Office: Brown Center #212
Phone:  620.441.5318