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

Did you miss the live stream?  You can still watch the performance with video on demand from October 3rd-October 17th.

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 25th - November 1st 

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


Antigone adapted by Emily Mann

Directed by Nakeisha Daniel

November 19th and 20th


Our Story: Student Voices on 2020

Directed by alumnus Michael Smallwood



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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Breaking Down the Dance in ‘dance, deconstructed’ Performance
Posted on 7 October 2020 | 10:25 am
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts is pleased to present dance, deconstructed Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2020. This video-on-demand presentation includes a mixture of traditional dances filmed at the Sottile Theatre with … Continue reading
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Theatre Student Interns at Elite Summer Program
Posted on 7 October 2020 | 10:23 am
Q & A with Victoria Leatherman The summer of 2020 brought exciting new experiences for Victoria Leatherman, a senior Theatre major with a concentration in Scenic and Lighting Design, as she was chosen as a Stage Management Intern for the … Continue reading
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