Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Dramatic Publishing announces the publication and exclusive licensing of LAUNCH PAD’s Alone, Together Festival of 39 short plays and monologues written by 24 playwrights to be performed on Zoom.

BFA Acting students of the Department of Theater and Dance share their experience on how is to be a part of the program. Please see the video in the announcement.

LAUNCH PAD 2020 Summer Reading Series is presenting four brand new plays from July 17th through August 8th: Once Upon a Family by Barbara Lebow, Shanghai by Linda Alper, THE CRATCHITS (in America) by James Still, and Elocutia Does Pygmalion by Cheryl L. West.