Headshot of Scott Horstein

Theatre Studies Director and Professor Scott Horstein has been on sabbatical this Fall. While on sabbatical he has been working on the project, IF...Read the full story >

Maggie Simental standing among empty seats in an outdoor theatre

My name is Maggie Simental. I was a Theatre Arts Major with a concentration in Technical Theatre and I graduated from SSU in 2019.

My...Read the full story >


The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers students a home where they can seek their potential and develop their voices as artists, through the study and collaborative creation of live performance. We believe in a world where the artist is transformative, essential and engaged.

Our programs develop graduates who bring optimistic leadership and vision to the performing arts. They stand on these core principles:

Student centered - We believe first and foremost in creating experiences that serve our students’ needs and passions.

Rigorous - We believe that performance training can inspire us to the highest standards of professionalism and personal achievement.

Engaging - We believe in making work that has value beyond the dance and theatre world and directly engages our campus and local community.