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Department of Theatre and Dance

Seeking enlightened and entertaining performances the Department of Theatre and Dance not only unites ALL the performing arts—it encompasses all disciplines artistic, scientific, philosophical, and even vocational. We believe we are all-embracing and non-elitist art forms whose purpose is to pursue TRUTH through eloquent and evocative theatrical means. Because of this inherent power, which can stir both artists and audience to laughter, tears, sorrow, questions, or even anger—the challenge to affect the medium with artistic excellence abides within the mission of the Department.

Collaboration and artistic unification are key in the Department of Theatre and Dance, where we start with the blank page and create new worlds complete with sets; lights; costumes; sound; properties; scripts; characters; dancers; singers; and actors. Audiences enjoy classical, contemporary, drama, comedy, children’s theatre, and musical theatre which we perform in concert with the Long School of Music. In class and on stage, we are committed to fostering an atmosphere of creative experimentation in preparation and performance, developing both theatre and dance as an academic, cultural, and recreational activity.

Offering degrees in Theatre and Theatre Education, along with minors in dance and theatre, and specialization contracts in design/technology , acting, directing, stage management, musical theatre, dramaturgy, and playwriting, nearly 150 students, faculty, and guest artists practice theatre and dance in a broad-based course of study ranging from history and analysis to design and technical theatre—from acting, voice & movement to management & public relations—from ballet, modern and contemporary dance to musical theatre.

Alumni are working throughout the industry on television, in film, at regional theatres, on and off Broadway, in the commercial industry, on cruise ships, as well as universities and classrooms across the country.

The faculty is composed of recognized leaders and professionals in the field, who have been awarded prestigious state, regional, and national honors from the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Alabama Conference of Theatre among others.

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Department of Theatre and Dance Production Season 2015-2016

Mainstage Productions

By Kander and Ebb
October 27-30, 2016
Trojan Center Theater
Directed by: Tommy Newman

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
February 23-26, 2017
Trojan Center Theater
Directed by: Adena Moree

Spring Dance Production: Pink Floyd
April 6-9, 2017
Trojan Center Theater
Directed by: Nicki Loud

Second Stage Productions

Flyin’ West
By Pearl Cleage
September 29-October 2, 2016
Trojan Center Theater
October 4, 2016
Dothan Opera House
Directed by: Quinton Cockrell

Common Threads: A Student Choreography Showcase
November 10, 11, 13, 2016
Long Hall Dance Studio
Artistic Direction/Mentoring by: Dance Faculty

Once on this Island
By Ahrens and Flaherty
April 27-30, 2017
Location TBD
Directed by: Tommy Newman

Lab Productions

Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Performance Dates/Locations TBD
Directed by: Jesse Graham

Pied Pipers Ensemble
Theatre For Young Audiences
Performance Dates/Locations TBD
Directed by: Tori Lee Averett

Ten Minute Play Festival
Student-Written, Student-Directed
Fall 2016
Theatre Upstairs (Blackbox)
Directed by: Directing II Class

Fall Shorts
Student-Directed One Acts
November 15-17, 2016
Theatre Upstairs (Blackbox)
Directed by: Directing II Class

LAB Reading Series
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Dates and Titles TBD
Theatre Upstairs (Blackbox)