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2020-21 BSC Productions

"For over eighty years, Bismarck State College Theatre has served the students of BSC and the audiences of the Bismarck-Mandan area by creating hands-on learning experiences that lead to high-quality live theatre that enriches, entertains, and enhances our community and the institution."

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Dan Rogers

October 21st - 23rd at 7:30 PM

October 24th at 2:30 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium

Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to announce auditions for our first production of our 2021-2022 production season: Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Dan Rogers.

"The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth." - Dramatists Play Service



Pride and Prejudice

by Kate Hamil, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Emmalee Riegler

Auditions: October 4th at 6:00 PM in Schafer Hall, Room 23

BSC Theatre announces auditions for our winter production of Pride and Prejudice.
Hamill's Pride and Prejudice is an uproarious and farcical take on the Jane Austen classic. No fewer (but possibly many more!) than eight actors will portray the classic romance of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. This isn't your mother's Austen!

Auditions will be held at 6:00 PM in Schafer Hall room 23 (theatre classroom - in the basement). Scripts will be provided for interested actors - no monologue required!

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, October 6th in the same classroom.

BSC Theatre is always proud to welcome our friends form the Bis-Man community to join us for auditions.

Questions can be directed to


December 9th - 11th at 7:30 PM

December 12th at 2:30 PM

"This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?" - Dramatists Play Service




The Spongebob Musical

by Kyle Jarrow, Tina Landau

Directed by Danny Devlin

Auditions: January 10th and 11th at 6:00 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium

Performances April 6th - 9th at 7:30 PM & April 10th at 2:30 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium

"Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage." - Concord Theatricals


Short Play Festival 2022: It's About Time

Performances May 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM

Bismarck State College Theatre proudly announced our 2022 National Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest theme: It's About Time. 

Bismarck State College Theatre welcomes scripts (preferably new, unproduced scripts) of ten-minutes or less to the 2022 edition of our National Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest that explore our relationship with time in any of its various permutations: too much, not enough, wasted, precious, running out, a flat circle. 

We are particularly interested in plays that deal with liminality, spaces between, and the theatrical manipulation of time.

BSC will accept the first 100 scripts submitted of no more than 10 pages, cover page and character list not included. Scripts are due by October 1st. Between 3-7 scripts will be selected by BSC students for production as part of our annual Short Play Festival in May 2022. Scripts that do not meet the length or thematic demands will not be considered. 

If selected for performance, authors agree to grant BSC with performance rights for the duration of the Short Play Festival 2022, including video recording and livestreaming rights. At their request, playwrights will be provided a copy of any video material recorded. BSC reserves the right to host video files of the performances on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to market and promote the Short Play Festival and Bismarck State College Theatre. 

For more information about submission, please send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sidney J Lee Auditorium!


Tickets to Bismarck State College Theatre are $12 when purchased online in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets for BSC Students are $5 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for BSC Faculty and Staff are $10 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for students from outside BSC are $10 with a valid ID. Group rates and other discounts may be available; please contact the BSC Theatre email address below. Questions about these productions or ticketing may be sent to


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