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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


Faculty Contact Information

The Department of Theatre and Dance, an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, 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.


Mission Statement

The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University prepares students for the professional and the 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 opportunities. Through esteemed faculty and state of the art facilities, we promote a program that combines a challenging academic environment with academic integrity and production schedule of artistic freedom that supports and strengthens the cultural, moral, and social fabric of our university and the society it serves.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • To educate students in the content knowledge required in the disciplines of Theatre and Dance in order to provide a strong foundation of academic and professional development
  • To provide students with the appropriate skill sets required to translate theory into practical application
  • To foster an awareness of civility, diversity, and social responsibility
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND
PERFORMANCES

ROMEO AND JULIET
OCT 19 | 7:30 PM

Shakespeare's most beloved tragedy comes to West Chester University in this new retelling of a timeless tale, featuring dynamic fight choreography, live music, and a sleek design.

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EXIT THE KING
NOV 9 | 7:30 AM

Exit the King is an absurdist exploration of ego and mortality. Set in the crumbling throne-room of the palace in an unnamed country where King Berenger the First has only the duration of the play to live.

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MOVING REFLECTIONS, A DANCE CONCERT
NOV 17 | 7:30 PM

University Dance Company’s annual fall concert, Moving Reflections, includes work by current WCU dance faculty and professional guest artists from the Philadelphia area.

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