Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Allegretti, academic department associate
The UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department is committed to a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach and we offer a wide variety of courses, practical classes and performance experiences for those interested in the preparation, performance and study of theatre and dance. Guided by faculty advisors, our students have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous experiences in performance, design, direction, choreography, technical theatre, and management. During the academic year, students can participate in the season's four mainstage productions, a mainstage dance concert, and a touring children's play. During the summer, students are encouraged to become involved in the three-play Summeround season. In addition, throughout the year, students are given the opportunity to produce numerous one-act plays and to work on a variety of other production projects.
Visit the degrees page to find out about our programs in theatre education, performance, stage management, design/technology, management/promotions and general studies in theatre and dance. Select other links to read about our superb faculty and our well-designed and state-of-the-art facilities. Find out information on our current and past seasons, as well as reading about our active students organizations.
Our department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). We participate annually in the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) and the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA), as well as being an active participant in the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival. Our students take part in the Univeristy/Regional Theatre Auditions (URTAs) and the Wisconsin Theatre Auditions (WTAs), in addition to numerous internships in the region.
We offer many opportunities for prospective students to visit our campus, meet with faculty, and learn more about the benefits of studying theatre and dance at UW-Whitewater. We host one Centerstage Day each semester - these days are an intensive, "inside" look at Theatre/Dance training at UW-Whitewater. We also offer several high matinee performances during our season, as well as an annual Theatre Camp each summer. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these days/matinees and I will forward the specific information to you.
Whatever your interest, you will discover that the Theatre/Dance Department offers a full-range of performance and classroom experiences for you. Please come visit us and see for yourself how you can become a part of this vibrant and growing community of theatre/dance artists. The UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department is the place to "learn by doing"!
All the best,
Marshall Anderson, Chair