2016 Majors

Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance occupies a central place in Wooster's cultural life and draws on the creative energies of many students, both majors and non-majors. Each season offers students opportunities to develop their skills as writers, performers, directors, designers, technicians, or dancers. Wooster offers a broad base in the liberal arts on which to build a theatre and dance focus on the artist/scholar/advocate model. That model informs the department's wide-ranging production season and course offerings. The small college atmosphere provides a chance for close interaction with faculty from all departments and gives many students the chance to participate in both Freedlander and Shoolroy Theatres on campus.


The Crucible poster

the Crucible

by Arthur Miller
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
Freedlander Theatre, 7:30 p.m., October 27, 28, & 29, 2016

Written in 1953, Miller's play, which used the Salem Witch Trials of the late-seventeenth century to comment on the McCarthyism of his time, speaks to us in profound and similar ways today as we prepare for a controversial and significant election in America. Whether a conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, The Crucible asks us to consider the ways in which fact and fiction, as well as the narrative perspective, lead us to believe, distrust, and imagine our own historical moment in time.  Box Office opens October 24, 2016. Phone 330.263.2241 to reserve tickets.

Learn more about all upcoming productions for Fall 2016.