Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance at 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.

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jimmy A. Noriega
Freedlander Theatre, Februay 27, 28 & 29, 8:15 p.m.

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a female astronomer who worked at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. She was part of a group of women whose jobs were to work as "computers" for the male scientists. Despite the fact that she was not allowed to engage in her own original research or even touch a telescope, Henrietta went on to make groundbreaking discoveries that expanded our understanding of the universe. Silent Sky will be presented as part of the "Women in Sciences" series at The College of Wooster. Box office opens Monday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. Reserve your ticket online or call The Freedlander Box Office, 330.263.2241.