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Welcome to UW Theatre & Dance!

MISSION

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to preparing students for meaningful lives as artists, scholars and educators by providing a rigorous, vibrant, creative and academic environment in which we mentor them for an artistic life in a diverse world. We promote artistic curiosity, exploration, innovation, experimentation, risk-taking, and cross discipline collaboration as we inspire our students, and the people of Wyoming to reflect, think, and engage in issues of our life and times.  We enrich the cultural life of Wyoming by staging a wide range of high quality performances, workshops, conferences and events that showcase our students, faculty and guest artists’ talents and creative work. We bring the world of theatre and dance to Wyoming, and Wyoming to the world.

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WHAT'S PLAYING

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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SCHOLARSHIPS

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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2019 Scholarship Weekend, Feb. 8 & 9

WORKSHOPS & Events

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

Snowy Range Summer Theatre

Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival

News

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UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Closes with Hit Musical

July 3, 2019 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season closes with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. July 9-13 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theater.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 17-27

June 27, 2019 ‖ Students ages 12 through adult will participate in the 24th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 17-27 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Features Tour Production of ‘Adopt a Sailor’

June 18, 2019 ‖ The 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre will host the latest production in a nationwide tour of the acclaimed play “Adopt a Sailor.” The event is a benefit for the Charles J. Evered House, an artist residency for veterans and those who work in conflict zones.

UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Season Opens with ‘First Date’

June 4, 2019 ‖ That most perilous of human endeavors, the dreaded blind date, takes center stage in the 2019 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season opener “First Date,” a lighthearted musical comedy and a date night out for attendees.

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UW Theatre and Dance Closes Season with ‘The Robber Bridegroom’

April 19, 2019 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will end its 2018-19 season with a bluegrass fairytale set in the mysterious and dangerous Natchez Trace of Mississippi Tuesday, April 30-Sunday, May 5.

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Spring to Dance’ March 7-9

February 28, 2019 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present the one-act collaborative performance “Spring to Dance” Thursday, March 7-Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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UW Theatre and Dance Department Claims Awards at Regional Festival

February 26, 2019 ‖ Numerous University of Wyoming faculty members and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance won awards at the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) last week in Eugene, Ore.

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Pokes ’n’ Plainsmen’ Feb. 11-15

February 4, 2019 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is partnering with Laramie High School for “Pokes ’n’ Plainsmen,” a production featuring scenes, songs and dances that showcase some of the best performers at both UW and LHS.

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Department of Theatre & Dance

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5100

Email: jchapman@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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