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Department of Theatre and Dance|College of Arts and Sciences

Winter 2015 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.


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UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Prepares for 63rd Season

May 23, 2016 — A high-spirited season is expected for the 2016 Snowy Range Summer Theatre, featuring a comedy about the back-room dealings on the presidential campaign trail, a revival of a beloved Broadway musical, and a classic family tale about a reconciliation and reconnection.

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UW Instructor, Student Receive Commitment to Diversity Award

May 9, 2016 — Cecilia Aragon, University of Wyoming Latina/o Studies Program director, and UW student Robert West, from Cheyenne, recently received the Jason Thompson Commitment to Diversity Award.

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‘Angry Psycho Princesses’ Premieres at UW April 26

April 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will close the spring semester with the premiere production of “Angry Psycho Princesses” -- the hilarious and haywire new musical that Disney doesn’t want you to see.

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UW Invited to Perform at National Dance Festival

April 5, 2016 — University of Wyoming dancers are invited to perform at the National Festival of the American College Dance Association June 8-11 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

‘Un/Modified’ Dance Concert March 3-5 at UW

February 26, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Un/Modified,” a collaborative dance concert, Thursday, March 3-Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

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‘The Night of the Iguana’ to be Staged Feb. 9-13 at UW

February 2, 2016 — Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Night of the Iguana,” -- a provocative exploration of human struggle, passion and connection -- opens the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season for a five-night run next week.

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Guest Artist to Give Lecture, Performance Jan. 29 at UW

January 22, 2016 — Julliard School-trained dancer and guest artist Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba will present a lecture and performance Friday, Jan. 29, in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

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UW Presents ‘Passage’ Dance Production Dec. 8-12

December 1, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance “Passage” dance performance can be seen Tuesday, Dec. 8-Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

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UW ‘Legacy of Light’ Production Set Nov. 10-15

November 3, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance fall season continues with the comedy “Legacy of Light” Nov. 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage.

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UW Opens New Theater with Comedy

September 30, 2015 — The 2015-16 University of Wyoming Theatre and Dance fall season opens with “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Oct. 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

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