Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Allegretti, academic department associate
The students of the Theatre/Dance Department construct all of the sets on site in a fully equipped wood shop with some metal work capabilities. Degrees in the Theatre/Dance department require a well balanced approach and emphasize learning more than one tool of the trade so that actors, designers, lighting technicians, stage managers, and others are knowledgeable in the many areas of theatre.
The scene shop features:
The scene shop hours are Monday through Friday 1pm to 5pm during the school year and typically 9am to 5pm in the summer during the months of May, June and July.
The Costume Shop holds an extensive collection of costumes old and new. Costumes for all of the Theatre/Dance production are built onsite by UW-W students as part of their degree requirements. The collection also consists of clothing donated by local community members who support the program. Degrees in the Theatre/Dance department require a well balanced approach and emphasize learning more than one tool of the trade so that all majors and minors are knowledgeable in the many areas of theatre.
The costume shop has a variety of equipment including:
Costume shop hours are Monday through Friday 1pm to 5pm during the school year. Summer hours may vary. The costume shop also rents to area high schools and theatres from the large variety of items. Prices are reasonable, and by appointment only. For more information, contact Tracey Lyons at (262) 472-1605.
The Theatre/Dance Department has classroom/lab that functions as a design room. It is the primary teaching space as well as a computer lab for the design/tech students. The room features classroom space and a lighting lab. The classroom space has 16 drafting tables, and a computer enhanced teaching station with a projection unit. The computer lab area has five computer work stations networked to a printer and a 24" plotter.
All of the computers are loaded with: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Lightwright 4, Vectorworks 2009, Virtual Light Lab, Autodesk VIZ 2008, Sound Forge, Poser, and Painter.
The lighting lab is outfitted with 12 channel lighting system and has its own inventory of lights and gels for the lighting students to create live mockups of their lighting designs. The Design Room evolves as technologies change, allowing our students hands on access to current technologies.
Kachel Center (CA 0130) is a multipurpose space shared with Young Auditorium and is located directly across from the dance studio. It is the home for tap classes, some contemporary classes and dance rehearsals.
The Dance Studio (CA 0114), built in 2012, is a 4,000 square foot dance studio with a sprung Marley floor, including locker rooms, warm up and storage spaces. It is home to most dance classes, including the entire creative track, ballet classes and most contemporary classes.