The Death of Kings, Epic Saga of Two Plays, comes to Hatlen Theater in February and March 2016
Dance Audition Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year are January 31 and February 13, 2016.

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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2015-2016 Season Brochure


Departmental lecturer Heather Stanford gets high school students to learn about Shakespeare the way it was meant to be experienced - through free worshops and free access to plays.

The Department of Theater and Dance accepting applications for temporary positions in theater and dance.

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A documentary filmed about LAUNCH PAD, made by filmmaker Chris Jenkins and 16 UCSB students, is accepted into the Santa Barbara Film Festival and will screen on February 12th at 4:30PM at Lobero Theatre and February 13th at 8:40PM at Metro 4.