2016 Majors

Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance, as studied at The College of Wooster, emphasizes the relationship between scholarship, artistry, and advocacy through an investigation of the range and depth of the human experience in our coursework and stage productions. In this world, the artist/scholar must be an advocate for the arts, as well as contribute to a movement for social justice and activism through artistic expression. Similarly, the department's productions reflect a commitment to sustainability.

The Theatre and Dance Major and Minor curricula offer a broad range of knowledge designed to examine acting, directing, dance, design and technology, history, literature, playwriting, theory, and artistic activism and social justice focusing in each area on the importance of analyzing texts in their various modes: written, visual, and physical.

While the Theatre and Dance student may choose to specialize in one of these particular areas of the discipline for their Senior Independent Study, the departmental philosophy remains dedicated to the liberal arts belief in developing, through its interdisciplinary curricular structure, a combination of historical and critical analysis in relationship to the study of various performance texts, resulting in the creation of the artist/scholar/advocate.


Fall Senior Weekend

Shoolroy Theatre, 7:30 p.m., September 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Acting Recital - George Marn
So often the gendered expectations of our society are disseminated through media, and theatre is no exception. Intimidation or Emasculation? explores how society tells men and boys to act through behavior shown in plays and musicals.

Directing - Helen Rooker
Nine by Jane Shepard

Two women are held in inexplicable captivity. These women stripped of their names, known only as 1 and 2, have words as their only comfort and currency.

Freedlander Box Office opens on Monday, September 25, 2017. Reservations are required. Call 330.263.2241

Learn more about all upcoming productions for Fall 2017.