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Theatre and Dance


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Theatre and Dance

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

Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171

Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson

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.

Rising Star Days

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:

  • Attend the matinee performance
  • Light refreshments with current students and faculty
  • Special tour of our facilities
  • Take a backstage tour and/or meet members of the show’s cast

Join us on one of the following!

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


Oct 16 | 8:00 PM

Habitually single Robert contemplates his unmarried state and is forced to question his bachelorhood.
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Nov 13 | 8:00 PM

University Dance Company's annual fall concert.
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Nov 18 | 8:00 PM

Widow Helen Alving is haunted by the mistresses of her late husband and by her ailing son.
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