Cinema 16

Cinema 16 is a student filmmaking group on campus through the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. The student organization works as a group to get UNL students involved in filmmaking - no matter what your major. Cinema 16 and Masquers produce the end-of-year Awards Banquet annually, recognizing the best creative work in theatre and film over the past academic year.

 Cinema 16 is also an opportunity for:

  • Freshmen Film and New Media Students to work on films
  • Acting majors to get some non-stage experience
  • Non-Film and New Media students to discover/continue filmmaking as a hobby
  • Community filmmakers to find resources in UNL students.


Lazzi is an improv comedy troupe here at UNL. Lazzi's goal is to help improvisational actors grow, become better performers of improvisational comedy, and to bring joy to those who see our performances and participate in our workshops.

 Lazzi is an audition-based troupe, but any UNL student can audition, regardless of major or experience level. We hold auditions every year, usually in the first month of the first semester, to form our troupe of 10-15 improvisers. Once the troupe is formed, potential activities include weekly rehearsals, improv shows, fundraisers, collaborations with other RSOs, and interactive workshops. The troupe may also participate in improv competitions/tournaments throughout the year. Lazzi shows are free and open to the public, and they are usually held on UNL's campus.

 Check our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more information about auditions, shows, and workshops. If you have any questions about Lazzi, feel free to reach out through social media, or send us an email at


Lazzi Promotional Video


Nebraska Masquers is a registered student organization within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film that fundraises and sponsors events for theatre students throughout the school year. Masquers was formed to stand as a University organization for the welfare and development of theatre; to raise the standards of educational theatre by recognizing the most worthy individual and group efforts in the art of the theatre; and to function as an honorary organization in the University Theatre. Cinema 16 and Masquers produce the annual end-of-year Awards Banquet, recognizing the best creative work in theatre and film over the past academic year.

Theatrix Production


Theatrix is the student-run theatre company at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, whose purpose is to provide opportunities to create theatre in an environment where students can apply knowledge and techniques in a practical setting.

Since the early 1990's, Theatrix has continually provided students in all facets of the arts the opportunity to work hands-on and share experiences with professors and professionals working within the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.  Theatrix produces two or three productions each semester with a student director who oversees the organization of the design team, the cast, and all conceptual and creative elements from start to finish.  For more information about Theatrix, please visit the Theatrix Website