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For Every Adaptation Belonging to Me as Good Belongs to You: Analyzing Intertextuality in Lauren Gunderson’s Literature-Based Plays

Name: Brian Luck Majors: English and Theatre & Dance Minor: Education Advisors: Dr. Shirley Huston-Findley and Dr. Susanna Sacks This Independent Study explores the ways in which playwright […]

Cat Moreschi

The Play’s The Thing: An Analysis of Professional and Amateur Queer Theater from 1967-1987 Through the Lens of Star Trek: The Original Series Fandom

Name: Cat Moreschi Majors: Theater and Dance, History Advisors: Christina Welsch, Naoko Skala (Advisor) For generations, queer people have struggled to find representations of […]

Emily Baird, visiting assistant professor of theatre and dance

Professor Baird publishes investigation into body awareness of undergraduate dancers

Emily Baird, visiting assistant professor of theatre and dance at The College of Wooster, published an article this spring in the Journal of Dance […]

Jimmy A. Noriega, associate professor of theatre and dance

Jimmy Noriega receives Fulbright to Austria to create multimedia theatre piece

Jimmy A. Noriega, associate professor of theatre and Latin American Studies at The College of Wooster, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award […]

Cast members Amari Royal, Teresa Ascencio, Victoria Silva appear with director Professor Noriega.

Performance of CAGED at Belgium international theatre festival features Wooster students and director Noriega

Jimmy A. Noriega, associate professor of theatre and Latin American studies, will travel to Belgium with his theatre company, Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theatre, to present […]

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Three Wooster students present papers at online communications conference

Three students from The College of Wooster recently presented papers at an undergraduate online communication conference hosted by Ball State University. Sam Caley ’23, […]

posters for Far Away and The Day The Music Came Back at The College of Wooster

Theatre productions return to Freedlander Theatre Oct. 4-6 with The Day the Music Came Back and Far Away

The Department of Theatre and Dance is offering two productions next week as live theatre returns to Freedlander Theatre at The College of Wooster. […]

group migration workshop

Uniting Different Worlds Through Dance and Independent Study

Every August, students come to The College of Wooster from various locations – down the street, out of state, or even overseas – to […]

Teresa Ascencio '23

Community service and performing arts interests combine in internship experience

Teresa Ascencio ’23, a communication studies and theatre and dance major at The College of Wooster, found a way to connect her passions of […]

The cast of Under the Sycamores (Ray Caspio, Treva Offutt, Robin Pease and Leilani Barrett) with director Jimmy Noriega and playwright Les Hunter at Radio on the Lake Theatre's recording studio.

Jimmy Noriega directs Under the Sycamores by Les Hunter for Cleveland Festival

Audio play about downtown Cleveland’s historic Erie Street Cemetery runs July 22-Sept. 30

Members of Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theatre on a previous tour of the play

Jimmy Noriega’s Women of Ciudad Juárez to be staged in Mexico

Theatre professor’s production will tour to three cities for play’s anniversary

Jimmy A. Noriega, associate professor of theatre and dance

Jimmy Noriega elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research

Theatre and dance professor focuses on the society’s transition from the pandemic

Compilation of the cast and crew of Blind Date

Wooster Department of Theatre and Dance spring productions to be presented on Zoom April 27

The spring productions of The College of Wooster Department of Theatre and Dance include a presentation of Blind Date, directed by Shirley Huston-Findley, professor of […]


Wooster Department of Theatre and Dance releases fall theatre productions online

Theatre and Dance Chair Jimmy Noriega commissioned and directed five new plays by BIPOC artists

Hayden Lane-Davies

Catastrophic Imaginings: Human-Driven Catastrophe, the Anthropocene, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Lungs

Name: Hayden Lane-Davies Major: Theatre and Dance, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Advisors: Dr. Jimmy Noriega, Dr. Natasha Bissonauth (Second Reader) This Independent Study […]

New student organization promotes inclusivity in performing arts

Teresa Ascencio ’23 and Victoria Silva ’23 founded the BIPOC Performing Arts Alliance at Wooster to empower students who are underrepresented in the industry


Noriega to direct four plays for international theatre festival March 16-19

Wooster theatre chair explores new ways to make theatre despite pandemic challenges


Wooster’s Fall Dance Concert released in video form

Theatre and Dance students come together to perform amid pandemic challenges

Sarah Caley

APEX Fellowship | Sarah Caley

Major: Theatre & Dance Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard As the Education Intern for Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, I assisted with […]

Jonathan Becker ’86

Theatre and dance alumnus built foundation for career in physical performance

In American pop culture today people think of masks as costumes or a disguise to hide behind. They don’t necessarily consider that it’s not […]