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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.


UW Theater Students Shine at Regional Festival

March 17, 2015 — Two University of Wyoming students won first-place honors at a regional theater festival and will compete for national honors at next month’s national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Actors From The London Stage to Perform ‘Macbeth’ at UW

February 27, 2015 — Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will appear in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Macbeth,” Saturday, March 7, at the University of Wyoming. The UW Department of Theatre and Dance sponsors the two productions.

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‘Shakespeare Project’ Tour to be Staged in Wyoming Communities

February 26, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Media, will bring four of the Bard’s beloved plays to various Wyoming communities in March with the tours of “The Shakespeare Project” and “Macbeth.”

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UW Theatre and Dance to Produce ‘The Shakespeare Project’

February 20, 2015 — A Shakespearean mini-festival is scheduled when the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Shakespeare Project.” Three of the Bard’s beloved comedies will be produced in rotation over six nights.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Join us for INSIDE/OUT, an evening-length collaborative event highlighting different genres of dance, from contemporary modern and ballet to vertical. Choreographed by UW dance faculty Jennifer Deckert, Margaret Wilson, and Aaron Wood, the concert will be presented “in the round,” giving audiences a unique and exciting opportunity to see innovative trends in contemporary dance, while at the same time viewing movement from new and varied perspectives.

Coming April 9 & 10: HELL TO PAY

Coming to the University of Wyoming on a university performance and teaching tour, the critically acclaimed piece of theater "Hell To Pay" lands in UW's Studio Theater April 9 and 10 and 7:30 p.m. Strap in for a wicked ride from the dive bars of Nashville to the Gates of Perdition as we watch Billy Markham, one lonely compulsive gambler, slug it out with the Devil himself in a hilarious, highly physical, fast-paced game of cat and mouse.

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

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