Minnesota State University - Mankato
Department of Theatre and Dance, Theatre Program
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228 Wiecking Center
The Department of Theatre and Dance is strongly committed to its students and to its audience. It offers the student a varied array of theatrical and dance opportunities exploring a wide range of dramatic literature and movement possibilities in three performance venues. Based upon a strong academic foundation, bolstered by a strong appreciation of the liberal arts, the Department literally allows students the opportunity to put their lessons into practice. This is done with the outstanding support of the local community. Over 35,000 patrons witness, support, and enjoy the Department's offerings each year, ranking it in the nation's top one percent of colleges in theatre attendance.
Notable Alumni Include: Justine Carroll, Yvonne A. K. Johnson, Joe Fellman, Bryan Gerber, Jacleen Olson, Lisa Nanni-Messegee, Brent Teclaw, Rick Anderson,Brent Teclaw, Danae Schniepp, Danielle Barnum, Laura Yost
Faculty Info: Julie Kerr-Berry, Ed.D., Beverly Gruenzner, Scott Anderson, M.F.A., Corrie Eggimann, Matthew Caron, M.F.A., George Grubb, M.F.A., Heather Hamilton, Ph.D., David McCarl, John Paul, Vladimir Rovinsky, M.F.A., Steven Smith, M.F.A., Daniel Stark, Nicholas Wayne, M.M.
WCSU Students and Faculty Earn Multiple Regional KCACTF Awards
February 26, 2021
Students and faculty from the Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts have once again collected a multitude of awards at this year's Region 1 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival competition. The regional festival was conducted virtually this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MNSU Theatre Department Puts Shows on Hold For Two Weeks
September 19, 2020
Minnesota State University, Mankato has announced that all theatre and dance productions have been put on pause for the next two weeks.
The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
April 09, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.
BWW Interview: Claire Clauson of WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little Theatre
October 22, 2018
'My heart is racing during the final scene, even though I know what's going to happen next!'