Department of Theatre and Dance

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 through 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 attention to the individual and abundant opportunities allow students to gain valuable experience in all aspects of theatre and dance production and study. Learn more | Watch videos


Recently, the department revised and reposted our existing statement against hate crimes committed here and elsewhere over the last several years. We are fully aware that a statement IS NOT ENOUGH. We have been working together to rewrite our statement and develop an action plan so that we can more actively engage in critical conversations and use our theatre and dance platforms to create change. Our current statement with goals and action items for the 2020-21 academic year can be viewed here.

Season 2020-2021

How the Vote Was Won by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St. John

Directed by Susan Kattwinkel

This show closed on October 17th.


dance, deconstructed

Artistic Director Gretchen McLaine

This show closed on November 1st.


Antigone adapted by Emily Mann

Directed by Nakeisha Daniel

November 19th and 20th at 7:30 - This livestreamed production will only be available for these two performances.

TICKETS - $25 (Groups of 3 or more), $15 (Adults), $12 (Seniors, Military and 18 and under), $8 (CofC Faculty, Staff and Students)


Our Story: Student Voices on 2020

Directed by alumnus Michael Smallwood

December 4th and 5th at 7:30pm 

TICKETS$18 (Groups of 3 or more), $8 (Adults, Military & Seniors), $5 (CofC Faculty, Staff & Students) and $5 (18 & Under)


In Other Words: A Century's Reflection

A Devised Piece

Directed by Todd McNerney

January 29th & 30th at 7:30pm


The Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton

Directed by Paul Rolfes & Holden Crumpler

February 12th and 13th at 7:30pm


Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen

Directed by Chad Henderson

March 12th & 13th at 7:30pm 


Finding Place

a Dance Concert

Artistic Director Kristin Alexander

April 2021


I Gotta Sing! 

Directed by Laura Turner

April 2021

More information about upcoming productions in our 2020-2021 season will continue to be updated here as planning remains fluid to changing challenges of our year. Receive our e-newsletter for the latest departmental news and events updates. Simply send us an email to subscribe. 

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Students Share Their Perspectives on the Unique Events of 2020 in Monologue Performance
Posted on 23 November 2020 | 8:37 am
2020 has been a difficult year for many people, and the impact of various issues has been felt especially by college students. The College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance has invited renowned actor, screenwriter, and film director Michael … Continue reading
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Classic Greek Tragedy ‘Antigone’ Reimagined in Modern, Political Tale
Posted on 28 October 2020 | 9:07 am
Presented by the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” will be retold with a modern twist in an adaptation penned by multiple Tony-nominated and Peabody Award-winning playwright, Emily Mann. Director and adjunct faculty … Continue reading
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