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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

Theatre and Dance tour requests can be made directly with the department to arrange a day and time that works best for you. Please contact Carolyn Chalmers at cchalmers@wcupa.edu or (610) 436-3463 to schedule a tour.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND
PERFORMANCES

WCUTAC ALUMNI WEEKEND
Apr 16-17 | 11:00 AM

The weekend will include workshops, networking, group discussions led by Prof Len Kelly and the opportunity to see The Tempest in MainStage Theatre.
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THE TEMPEST
Apr 16 | 8:00 PM

King Alonso of Naples and his entourage sail home for Italy after attending his daughter Claribel's wedding in Tunis.
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UNFRAMED ART
Apr 21 | 8:00 PM

UDC's annual spring concert, Unframed Art, celebrates the highly creative choreography of WCU students in a variety of styles.
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