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Department of Theatre and Dance

Things in motion sooner catch the eye than what stirs not.

Student-centered learning is a hallmark of the College of Charleston and especially in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Our 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 passionate and dedicated faculty members in small classroom settings and through the course of creating our varied production seasons. 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 | Watch videos

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Department News

CofC Theatre to Stage Tony Award/Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘Rent’
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 9:28 pm
Presented by the College of Charleston’s department of theatre and dance, Rent is a multiple award-winning musical based loosely on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme. With music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, this rock musical shares the story of eight impoverished artistic friends struggling to survive bohemian life in Manhattan’s East Village in the late 1980s/early […]
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Chapel Moves! Dance Concert Choreographed by Students
Posted on 27 February 2017 | 12:27 pm
Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, “Chapel Moves!” is an annual recital of original dances by choreographed and performed by students. These future professional choreographers and aspiring dance artists will showcase pieces selected for inclusion in the American College Dance Association’s southeastern regional conference. Exploring how the body, mind, and spirit can be challenged and […]
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‘Silent Sky’ Pays Tribute to Lesser-Known Woman Astronomer
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 11:45 am
Presented by the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance, Silent Sky is based on the true story of an intrepid, hearing-impaired woman astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. Written by Lauren Gunderson who was recently named the most produced living playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine, the play takes place in the early twentieth century in […]
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A Gentrified Neighborhood Causes a Young Couple to Confront Uncomfortable Truths in ‘BUZZER’
Posted on 11 January 2017 | 10:48 am
“Buzzer” is a dark yet comic drama by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson. Personal transformations in a changing neighborhood may cost more than the rent. When home is part of a newly gentrifying neighborhood, what needs to change to insure one’s comfort? As in most of her plays, Wilson proffers many questions as answers in this fast-paced race-, class- […]
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