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.

Concert Poster


By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Jimmy A. Noriega

Freedlander Theatre, 7:30 p.m., March 1, 2 & 3, 2018

In this modern retelling of the classic Orpheus myth, the audience gets to experience the journey through the underworld from Eurydice’s point of view. The young heroine meets her father and struggles to regain her memory and identity as her husband searches for a way to find her. This is a play The New York Times calls, “Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.” 

Freedlander Box Office opens on Monday, February 26, 2018. Reserve your ticket online: wooster.edu/tickets or call 330.263.2241 Learn more about all upcoming productions for Spring 2018.