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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Professor William Davies King in collaboration with Rebecca Falkoff will present a talk The Creative Edge of Collecting alongside the staged reading of Collections of Nothing Enough is Enough

The Department of Theater and Dance is seeking a new staff Technical Director. For primary consideration apply by 11/01/2020, thereafter open until filled. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY CLICK HERE.

Faculty member Jessica Nakamura presented her new book Transgenerational Remembrance: Performance and the Asia-Pacific War in Contemporary Japan as part of Humanites Decanted at Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at 4 pm on October 13th, 2020.