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

October 1st and 2nd @ 7:30pm

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


dance, deconstructed

Artistic Director Gretchen McLaine

October TBD


Antigone adapted by Emily Mann

Directed by Nakeisha Daniel

November 19th and 20th


Our Story: Student Voices on 2020

Directed by alumnus Michael Smallwood



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Department News

‘How the Vote Was Won’ to Open Season on Oct 1 and 2
Posted on 22 September 2020 | 12:13 pm
The government has said that women do not need votes as they are all looked after by men…how ridiculous! It’s London, it’s 1918, there’s a dangerous flu spreading, and the country is emerging from a long, difficult war. It’s the … Continue reading
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The Show Must Go On
Posted on 4 August 2020 | 3:29 pm
Dear Department of Theatre and Dance Patrons,   Each summer we are excited to share our upcoming season schedule with you, but, as you know, this is not a typical summer, nor will we have a typical season. In place … Continue reading
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