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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


Faculty Contact Information

The Department of Theatre and Dance, an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is dedicated to the educational development of its students, preparing them to meet the challenges of our contemporary world. To achieve this goal, the department supports the cultural climate of the university campus and the community by staging a variety of productions that represents a broad spectrum of theatre genres.


Rising Star Days

Rising Star Days offer a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the Department of Theatre and Dance. These special days are open to rising juniors, seniors and community college students interesting in pursuing majors and minors within our department. All events include the following:

  • Attend the matinee performance
  • Light refreshments with current students and faculty
  • Special tour of our facilities
  • Take a backstage tour and/or meet members of the show’s cast

Join us for the following Rising Star Day!


Mission Statement

The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University prepares students for the professional and the academic worlds of Theatre and Dance, while raising student awareness of civility, diversity, creativity, problem solving and social responsibility. Students gain skills in communication, management, performance, design, technology, and research through classroom and production opportunities. Through esteemed faculty and state of the art facilities, we promote a program that combines a challenging academic environment with academic integrity and production schedule of artistic freedom that supports and strengthens the cultural, moral, and social fabric of our university and the society it serves.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • To educate students in the content knowledge required in the disciplines of Theatre and Dance in order to provide a strong foundation of academic and professional development
  • To provide students with the appropriate skill sets required to translate theory into practical application
  • To foster an awareness of civility, diversity, and social responsibility

UPCOMING EVENTS AND
PERFORMANCES

WHAT THE WATER GAVE ME
Feb 24 | 8:00 PM

Using the diary and artwork of Frida Kahlo as a point of departure, students will devise a new piece of theatre.
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THE TEMPEST
Apr 8 | 8:00 PM

King Alonso of Naples and his entourage sail home for Italy after attending his daughter Claribel's wedding in Tunis.
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UNFRAMED ART
Apr 21 | 8:00 PM

UDC's annual spring concert, Unframed Art, celebrates the highly creative choreography of WCU students in a variety of styles.
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