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The boundaries between theater, dance, and other performance forms are blurring. The Department of Theater and Dance sees these several forms as different expressions of a single aesthetic instinct. Thus we explore, from different perspectives, the many relationships between live performer and audience sharing the same time and place. Ours is not a conservatory training program in the arts of theater and dance. We do not narrowly prepare students for careers as actors and dancers. Rather, we seek to give students concrete experiences in the unique creativity demanded by the act of performance; to introduce students to the mental, emotional, and physical disciplines of making performances; to encourage students' exploration of the collaborations inherent in performance; and to understand the need generated in many cultures to define and express oneself through performance.
Notable Alumni Include: Jeff Janisheski, Alec Hammond, Lisa Biggs, Ruby Rowat, Yanira Castro, Gregory Moss, Kathy Couch, Erika Kinetz, Jemma Alix Levy, Julie Powell, Mabel Lajes, Jewel Younge, Marina Libel, Eddie Kim, Ryan Platt, Marina Reti, Emily Alpren, Christina Septien, Jamie O'Brien, Bernard Bygott, Brian Clowdus, Trsitan Jeffers, Julia Brownell, Anne MacRae, Katherine Buechner, Zeina Nasr, Tarja (Dasha) Martikainen, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Taela Brooks, Jonathan Wemette, Timothy Hann, Nick Brentley, Andrew Kelsey, Milena Dabova, Emily Rosenberg, Emma Jaster, Lucille Jun, Brian Lewis.