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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Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts, a Zoom conference taking place October 1-3, will consider alternative conceptions and histories of theatrical realism through explorations of its conventions across East Asia. Learn more about the conference HERE.

Faculty member Jessica Nakamura presents 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 on Zoom. Register HERE.

For its 15th anniversary, NAKED SHAKES presents Immortal Longings, a new adaptation by Irwin Appel that combines Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra into one dynamic and exciting play.