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The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.

Open Space Productions

The Open Space Production Season provides an opportunity for interested and qualified individuals to produce theatrical events of their own initiative.  Within a given academic year, the Department of Theatre and Dance recognizes that the co-curricular, main stage season will encompass many performance genres and production styles but cannot incorporate the diversity of theatre and dance performance in its entirety.  Open Space productions exist for those students (and/or staff) wishing to augment the main stage season with a production of their own choice.  The Department of Theatre and Da

Dance Ensemble

Grinnell’s  student dance ensemble offers opportunities to work with renowned choreographers as well as to create new dances. Ensemble members study contemporary dance and related techniques and perform each semester. The company’s performances are produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Membership in the Ensemble requires:

Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships - Theatre and Dance

McClenon Clark Playwriting Award

The winning playwright of the One-Act Play Contest will receive a $200 cash prize and have his/her play performed as a staged reading before the end of the academic year. The runner up will receive $100 and the third place playwright will receive $50. Playwright must be a registered student at Grinnell College at the time of the submission. The contest is open to all Grinnell College students. Plays should be no more than thirty double-spaced pages in length and not previously produced.

Lunar New Year

Happy year of the horse! A Lunar New Year celebration was held on the evening of January 31, 2014 at Harris Concert Hall. The party was attended by around three hundred students, faculty and staff members, families, host families, and Grinnell community members. We had delicious food ordered from China Sea, wonderful performance put up by various Grinnell students, and fun games. Special thanks go to CSA, AAA, Chinese and Japanese SEPC, SGA, ISO, and all the other organizations and individuals who helped make this such a great success!