Dept. of Theatre and Dance
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
The Snowy Range Summer Theatre season runs at the University of Wyoming each June and July and features three productions. We’re proud of the long history and success of Snowy Range Summer Theatre, which at 62 years old is the second oldest program west of the Mississippi! The summer company each year is comprised of current students and alumni working in the field, as well as outside professionals.
The summer season is staged within a six to eight-week session, and offers student performers and technicians valuable practical theatre experience and a stipend. Summer company members also have the option to earn up to 2 hours of academic credit if they wish.
Outstanding junior and/or senior theatre majors at UW (particularly those students seeking a professional degree) are strongly encouraged to audition for the acting company or apply for the technical company. An effort is made to select qualified students from UW to participate in the company along with students who are recruited from throughout the nation.
Auditions and technician interviews for the Summer Theatre Company are held at selected locations throughout the country and at UW.
Over its 20-year tenure, the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival has built a solid reputation of providing audiences and participants with wonderful exposure to professional-level dance. The festival runs each year in mid-July and includes two public performances, a free student showcase and a final Gala concert featuring professonal festival resident dancers as well as festival participants.
The Snowy Range Dance Festival brings professional dance artists and companies in residence to the campus of the University of Wyoming for 11 days of intensive dance study. Guest artists, together with the reputable dance program and performing arts facilities of the University of Wyoming, provide an academic as well as a professional atmosphere for the nurturing of young and promising students of dance and the teachers who instruct them.
In addition to technique classes at various levels, the week's activities include special performances, concerts, lectures, and discussion groups on current topics pertaining to all areas of the dancer's special needs.
Accompanists and aspiring choreographers discover a nurturing learning environment in which to observe experienced artists at work, ask questions, and participate in special workshops in these areas.
The festival is open to junior high through adults, teachers and accompanists. Scholarships are available.
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For further information contact:Snowy Range Dance Festival DirectorUniversity of WyomingDepartment of Theatre and DanceDepartment 39511000 E. University AvenuePO Box 3951, Laramie, WY 82071-3951