Department of Theatre & Dance
Washington College theatre and dance students play many different roles onstage and off, while learning about the theatrical and dance arts—and about themselves.
We Do Plays.
We Make Dances.
Whatever your interests, there is something for you in WC Theatre & Dance. Courses in dramatic literature, dance history, acting, directing, design, choreography, dramaturgy, movement, and management provide a broad base of knowledge across the theatre and dance fields. Departmental workshops, production opportunities, and field trips to nearby cities help prepare our students for internships, graduate work, and professional careers—both within and beyond the arts. Students majoring in theatre can write a script, perform, direct, stage manage, dramaturg, or design a show as their senior capstone experience.
Our department is open to all, not just majors and minors. Students from across campus are welcome to participate in our productions, and even take on significant leadership roles. Students are also encouraged to create interdisciplinary connections with other academic programs, from Business and Chemistry to Sociology and English.
In fall 2009, the renovated Gibson Center for the Arts became the centerpiece of the department, providing a state-of-the-art environment for performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, and audiences.