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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Spring 2016 Class Offerings!

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Student Centered learning is a hallmark of the College of Charleston and in no Department is that more true than the Department of Theatre and Dance!  Theatre and Dance students aren't just numbers - but close partners in an artistic community formed and shaped in the classroom, in the studio and in our productions.  They study with a passionate and dedicated faculty in small classroom settings and through the course of creating our varied production seasons.

During the 2015-16 school year, Department of Theatre and Dance productions will include "Lovers and Players" by Kathryn Walat, "Her Story, " artistic director Kristin Alexander, "The Children's Hour"  by Lillian Hellman, "Ajax in Iraq" by Ellen McLaughlin, "The Secret Garden" book by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon, "Chapel Moves" by Dance students,  and "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" by Lynn Nottage.    View more information, performance schedules and find links to purchase tickets on-line.

The program's intimacy and abundant opportunities allow students to gain valuable experience in all aspects of theatre and dance production and study.  Learn more about us.

Department News

‘To the Rock That Is Higher’ Staged Reading
Posted on 10 November 2015 | 4:59 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance believes new work is stimulating and necessary. New play development initiatives are designed to take vibrant and promising scripts through an intensive process involving research, rewrites and on-your-feet explorations with the provision of student artists and audiences who have a strong sense of community. We invite you to a […]
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CofC Theatre Parallels Tragic War Incidents From Different Times
Posted on 9 November 2015 | 5:30 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will stage “Ajax in Iraq,” directed by faculty member Mark Landis. Written by Ellen McLaughlin, the play’s central figure, “A.J.,” is a female member of a forward deployed U.S. Army unit in Iraq. A.J. has been in combat, has fought with valor, […]
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