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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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WORKSHOPS & Events

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

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News

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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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UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 6-9

November 20, 2018 ‖ In celebration of the holiday season, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present its rendition of “The Nutcracker.”

UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with ‘Below the Navel Above the Knees’

September 20, 2018 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance opens the fall season with “Below the Navel Above the Knees,” an adult comedy about a liberal, agnostic California professor who takes a teaching position at a conservative college in rural Kansas.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Opens with ‘Marvelous Wonderettes’

June 5, 2018 ‖ A musical trip down memory lane opens the University of Wyoming’s 2018 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Closes with ‘Six Songs from Ellis’

April 17, 2018 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance closes its “Finding Freedom” season with “Six Songs from Ellis,” an original work that captures the voices of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in one of the greatest human migrations of all time.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues with Copland Opera

March 21, 2018 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season continues with “The Tender Land,” Aaron Copland’s opera about a young woman’s coming-of-age in the American heartland during the Great Depression.

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UW Theatre and Dance Presents Kushner’s ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ Feb. 6-10

January 31, 2018 ‖ Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day,” a portrayal of regular citizens during the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany, will be staged Feb. 6-10 at the University of Wyoming.

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Works from Dance Theatre of Harlem Featured in UW Performance Dec. 1-3

November 28, 2017 ‖ The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance closes the semester with “Fall for Dance,” featuring works by Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) repertoire Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

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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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