The Graduate Program in Theater and Dance provides students with an in-depth global education in theater and performance studies. Students develop a strong foundation in history, literature, and critical theory that supports their individual research and prepares them to teach a broad range of performance studies courses.
For the first two years of graduate study, students participate in 2-3 seminars per quarter. In seminar, students have the opportunity to hone their research, discussion, and writing skills through the advanced study of a variety of topics in theater and performance studies.
Recent Graduate Seminars include:
- History of Avant Garde Performance (Prof. King)
- Eugene O’Neill: The Inescapable Self of American Theater Studies (Prof. King)
- Physicality (Instructor varies)
- Popular Culture and Entertainment in Performance Studies (Instructor varies)
- Displacing the Diaspora: Tracing the Africanist Presence in Afro-Caribbean and American Worlds (Prof. Bennahum)
- Post Humanist Discourses (Prof. Cabranes-Grant)
- Theories of Embodiment (Prof. Cabranes-Grant)
- The Invention of Tragicomedy (Prof. Cabranes-Grant)
- Don Juan Through the Ages (Prof. Morton)
- Practice in Adaptation (Prof. Morton)
- Ethnographic Research Methods in Performance (Prof. McMahon)
- African Theatre and Performance (Prof. McMahon)
- Race, Performance, and Pedagogy (Prof. McMahon)
For more information visit the Theater and Dance Graduate Catalog
Each year the graduate faculty provides 2-4 professional development workshops for graduate students.
- Prospectus Writing
- Conference Proposals and Papers
- Writing and Submitting Journal Articles
- Book Proposals
- The Academic Job Search
- Grant Writing