Whether you love to perform, design sets, read and study plays, or want to direct or create your own performances, the Theatre and Dance department can provide all of those opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore all facets of Theatre and Dance both within and outside of the college, and the importance of hands-on experience when it comes to performing and creating and studying. Guests from around the world regularly come to campus to enhance our program. Recently we’ve had guests from Second City, New York, Chicago, Taiwan, England, and alumni like Peter Coyote '64. We have also sent students to Taiwan for advanced theatre projects, had students go to Minneapolis and Chicago to work with professional dance companies, and regularly send students to study abroad. With three on-campus theatres and a lively community of actors, dancers, designers, faculty and staff, and academicians, our department is a rich and vibrant one that produces four main-stage productions a year as well as supporting student performances, touring shows, and works sponsored/created by other departments. Everyone is invited to be involved in the Theatre and Dance department, whether it is your major or not, and no matter what your level of experience is. There is always something for everyone in our department.
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