The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University is dedicated to the educational development of its students, preparing them to meet the challenges of our contemporary world. To achieve this goal, the department supports the cultural climate of the university campus and the community by staging a variety of productions that represents a broad spectrum of theatre genres. The department also encourages faculty and student development by supporting a variety of scholarly and creative activities.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University's mission is to prepare students for the professional and academic worlds of theatre and dance, while raising student awareness of civility, diversity, creativity, problem solving, and social responsibility.
Students gain skills in communication, management, performance, design, technology, and research through classroom and production responsibilities. Through esteemed faculty and state of the art facilities, we promote a program that combines a challenging academic environment with academic integrity and a production schedule of artistic freedom that supports and strengthens the cultural, moral, and social fabric of our university and the society it serves.
Rising Star Days offer a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the Department of Theatre and Dance. These special days are open to rising juniors, seniors and community college students interesting in pursuing majors and minors within our department. All events include the following:
Sunday, March 1; 12noon-4pm – matinee performance of All’s Well that Ends Well
Registration for Sunday, March 1
Associate Professor, Dance
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Feb 26 | 8:00 PM
The story of true hearts, unrequited love, sick kings, and wars in foreign lands.
SPOON RIVER PROJECT
Mar 26 | 8:00 PM
The former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been.
UNITED DIVERSE CREATIONS
Apr 16 | 8:00 PM
University Dance Company's annual spring concert.