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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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Comic Opera ‘Candide’ Closes UW Theatre and Dance Season

April 22, 2015 — Leonard Bernstein’s high-spirited comic opera “Candide” closes out the 2014-15 University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production season.

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'Hell To Pay' Tour Comes to UW April 9-10

April 1, 2015 — “The Beast With Three Backs” troupe will present its critically acclaimed piece "Hell To Pay" April 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents Collaborative Dance Concert

March 26, 2015 — Original works that incorporate contemporary modern dance, ballet and vertical dance will be presented Tuesday, March 31-Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

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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Coming April 28 - May 2: CANDIDE

Love stings in Leonard Bernstein’s fast-paced comic opera based on the witty novella by Voltaire. Wild adventures are afoot as we trace the travels and travails of the naïve Candide, his beloved Cunegonde, and a host of colorful characters throughout the Old World and the New.

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