College of Arts and Communication

Hicklin Studio Theatre


  • Experimental theatre (black box) built in 1971.
  • One mainstage production during the academic year.
  • Used as a dance studio when theatrical productions are not being produced in the space.

Dr. Fannie Frazier Hicklin was a Theatre Department faculty member at UW-Whitewater from 1964 to 1988. As the first African-American faculty member on campus, she directed over fifty theatre productions, and helped to establish Summer Theatre in the Park and the Touring Children's Theatre programs. During her time at Whitewater, she was the Associate Dean of Faculties, Director of Affirmative Action, and Chair of the Theatre/Dance Department. The theatres was dedicated and renamed to honor Dr. Hicklin on April 21, 1996. She currently resides in Madison, and is often seen attending performances at the Greenhill Center of the Arts.