Hickory Dickory Dock with two actors dressed in mouse costumes and one holding a clock

Doyle Ott, Critical Thinking, Children’s Theater, Humanities Learning Community, Commedia dell’Arte, Feldenkrais, and Theatre History teacher opened a new show in his Theatre for the Very Young...Read the full story >

Olivia Bowman-Jackson standing on some rocks with the sea behind her

Staff writer Cléa Upcher was able to interview our Department Chair as well as some students about what they look forward to in this upcoming series...Read the full story >

Welcome to SSU Theatre Arts & Dance, Where the Artist is Essential

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.