Theatre and Dance Productions

The 2018-2019 Season

Theatre and Dance, as studied at The College of Wooster, emphasizes the relationship between scholarship, artistry, and advocacy investigating the range and depth of the human experience. The curriculum provides an educational experience through critical and creative thinking and writing, developing the artist/scholar/advocate. This model also informs our production season and Senior Independent Study program and contributes to the diversity of traditional and non-canonical performances and courses. Each season offers students opportunities to develop their skills as writers, performers, directors, designers, technicians, and/or dancers, as well as bringing provocative, thoughtful and engaging entertainment to our audiences of all ages. So join us for the 2018-19 Season, which promises something for everyone!

Fall 2018

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
October 25, 26 & 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Freedlander Theatre

After spending 12 years on a remote island perfecting their magical skills and plotting revenge, Prospero and their enslaved spirit, Ariel, takes us on a farcical fantasy ride of tempestuous sea storms, romantic discoveries, slapstick buffoonery, revenge and forgiveness, ultimately reminding us all that, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”


Directed by Kim Tritt
November 15, 16 & 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

This informal concert showcases the work of student choreographers, dancers and lighting designers. I the intimate setting of Freedlander-in-the-round, audiences come face-to-face with contemporary modern dance.

Spring 2019

Senior Weekend

Staged Reading - Daniel Myers and A Demonstration - Hannah Smith
January 31, February 1 & 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Shoolroy Theatre

Staged Reading, Theatre After the End of the World: Staging the Anthropocene

A Demonstration, No Strings Attached: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Puppets and Puppeteers

The Normal Heart

Larry Kramer
Directed by Jimmy A. Noriega
February 28, March 1 & 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Freedlander Theatre

This modern classic reveals what life was like at the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. The events focus on a small group of activists who fight to bring social and political attention to a health emergency that was being ignored by the government and which would eventually become a global pandemic. According to acclaimed journalist Frances FitzGerald, The Normal Heart "put politics and journalism to shame for the cover-up of a major disaster and one of the great moral dramas of our time."

Spring Dance Concert

Directed by Kim Tritt
Freedlander Theatre
April 11, 12, & 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

In our most formal dance concert we feature the works of faculty, advanced student choreographers, and a guest artist from the diverse world of contemporary modern dance.