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Department of Theatre and Dance|College of Arts and Sciences

Winter 2014 News




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Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance!

Housing one of the most outstanding undergraduate theatre programs in the country, UW Theatre and Dance is dedicated to the advancement, practice, and understanding of theatre and dance arts.

Our mission is to prepare students effectively for professional careers in theatre, dance, motion pictures, or screenwriting and playwriting, as well as for graduate and professional schools through considerable hands-on and curricular training.

With small class sizes, dedicated faculty, excellent opportunities for practical experience, outstanding facilities, and a genuine focus on undergraduate training, UW Theatre and Dance offers you the best undergraduate education available.


ballet dancers on a stage

UW Rendition of ‘The Nutcracker’ has Western Tone

December 2, 2014 — The timeless classic “The Nutcracker” -- with a Laramie and Western theme -- will be performed Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

two men in costume - one is crouching and one waves a sword

UW Theatre and Dance Presents Hit Comedy ‘The Liar’

October 24, 2014 — “The Liar,” an uproarious reworking of Pierre Corneille’s classic 17th century farce by American playwright David Ives, runs Nov. 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

ballet dancer on one leg

Dance Company Performs in Collaboration with UW Theatre and Dance

October 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students have an opportunity to learn and perform with the nationally recognized Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of the fall UW Cultural Programs series.

two men and a woman rehearsing play

UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with 'The Exit Interview'

September 30, 2014 — All sacred cows imaginable are headed for the dinner table in “The Exit Interview,” a new comedy by University of Wyoming playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs that turns the classic human relations send-off on its head in hilariously epic fashion.

UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Presents 'Swingtime Canteen'

June 10, 2014 — The Snowy Range Summer Theatre season celebrates its 61st year with the University of Wyoming production of the Off-Broadway musical hit, “Swingtime Canteen,” a family-friendly 1940s-style USO show that will run nightly June 19-21 and June 26-28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Park band shell.

UW Theatre and Dance Season Closes with Musical for and about Workers

April 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance 2013-14 production season draws to a close with “Working,” the popular musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers.

Actors from the London Stage to Perform ‘As You Like It' at UW

March 25, 2014 — Actors from the London Stage, a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will perform William Shakespeare’s free-spirited comedy “As You Like It” Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

UW Presents Spring Dance Concert March 6-8

February 24, 2014 — Urban, modern, contemporary ballet, vertical dance and screendance pieces will be featured in the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance spring dance concert, "Movement Landscapes," March 6- 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

‘Middletown’ Staged Feb. 10-Feb. 14 at UW

January 31, 2014 — The deceptively small universe of an anywhere American town comes into high relief in “Middletown,” a gentle, moving and funny new play by Will Eno, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-14 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Performing Arts to Present Carmina Burana

November 13, 2013 — Composer Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” a fusion of live orchestral and choral music, dance and drama, can be seen Tuesday, Nov. 19-Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

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UW Theatre & Dance is proud to host members of the celebrated Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) in residence during spring 2015 to set three works on our students in the AFTLS style, which will be presented in rotation over six nights. Titles include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Mar 1, Mar 4), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Mar 2, Mar 5), and MERCHANT OF VENICE (Mar 3, Mar 6).

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Check out the WORKING promo!

WORKING runs April 22 - 27 on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage

UW Theatre & Dance "Safety Dance"

Safety Dance
UW dancers show off their hard hat skills at the under construction Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

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