Celeste Miller, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, runs through a rehearsal with students in the Roberts Theatre

Theatre and Dance

2020–21 Fall Productions

Girl sitting on floor in front of sofa with her hands in front of her face.

Dance Ensemble/ACTivate

Alone Together in Sudden Strangeness

    A collection of original dances, captured on video, filmed on location from the dancer's shelter-in-place locations around the country and around the world. How do we dance document what it is like to live through these times?

    Creative Director: Celeste Miller

    Links available Dec. 11, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021

    Click here to watch!

    Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 5–5:45 p.m. CST

    Meet the Artists: Gather with the show's artists to hear about their process.

    Register here for Talkback Session.

    Red heart floating through the air falling to pieces

    Fall Mainstage Play

    Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

    Hailed by The New York Times as one of the best plays of the last 25 years, Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s inventive reimagining of a tragic Greek myth from its heroine’s perspective. On the day of her wedding to Orpheus, Eurydice unexpectedly falls to her death and descends into the underworld, where she reunites with her departed father and sets off on a journey to remember — and reclaim — the life and love she lost.

    Directed by Irma Mayorga, Ph.D.

    Friday–Sunday, Dec. 18–20, 2020

    7:30 p.m. CST

    Please visit out digital program.

    Notes About the Department Before Distance Learning that Still Hold True and Will Be Carried Out Virtually

    Whether you love to perform, design sets, read and study plays, or want to direct or create your own performances, the Department of Theatre and Dance 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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    Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
    1108 Park St
    Grinnell, IA 50112
    United States

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