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Welcome to UW Theatre & Dance!


Housing one of the most outstanding undergraduate performing arts programs in the country, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance promotes the advancement, practice, and understanding of the theatre and dance arts.

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Each year, we produce six main season shows, including four theatre pieces and two dance concerts. Our season offers a lively mix of contemporary plays, classics and Shakespeare, new work, musicals and operas, and a range of modern, ballet, jazz, and vertical dance selections.

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UW Theatre & Dance administers an outstanding scholarship program for qualified resident and non-resident students who intend to major in Theatre or Dance. Numerous awards are available for partial to full tuition for the full academic year. 


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2017 Scholarship Weekend Schedule, Feb. 3 & 4


UW Theatre and Dance hosts a variety of program-related workshops and events annually.

Guest Artist Series
UWYO Stage Combat Workshop
Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival


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Sondheim Musical ‘Company’ Closes UW Theatre and Dance Season

April 14, 2017 ‖ Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy “Company” closes out the 2016-17 University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production season.

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UW Spring Dance Concert Features Lights Along the Shore March 7-10

February 28, 2017 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Spring to Dance,” a mixed-bill concert featuring an array of dance styles ranging from jazz and modern to European release and vertical dance.

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UW Theatre and Dance Opens Spring Season with ‘Sonia Flew’

February 7, 2017 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance opens the spring season with Melinda Lopez’s “Sonia Flew,” a powerful story of love and sacrifice that unfolds across two generations and two countries’ political upheavals.

Women Playing Hamlet

UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Women Playing Hamlet’

November 23, 2016 ‖ Should a woman play Hamlet or not play Hamlet? That is the question asked in a new comedy for Shakespeare fans and haters alike from the writer and director of “Angry Psycho Princesses” and “The Exit Interview.”

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‘Dracula’ Comes to UW Oct. 25-31

October 17, 2016 ‖ The University of Wyoming brings Halloween season to stage with “Dracula: The Legend in Motion” Oct. 25-31. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-29 and Oct. 31, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ Sept. 27

September 21, 2016 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will open the season with William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The production runs Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Public Performances Set

July 15, 2016 ‖ Two public performances are scheduled for the 21st Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming.

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Neil Simon Comedy Closes UW Summer Theatre Season

July 6, 2016 ‖ “I Ought to Be in Pictures,” a classic family tale about a reconciliation and reconnection told with playwright Neil Simon’s signature comedic wit, closes the 63rd Snowy Range Summer Theatre season.

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Department of Theatre & Dance

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5100

Fax: 307-766-2197


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