The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Awards Committee Award for The Company
This last February, our students and Director and Assistant Professor Marie Ramirez Downing had the honor of performing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the...Read the full story >
Group picture with everyone smiling

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Performance, Marie Ramirez Downing spent a lot of her summer working with the CSU Summer Arts...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.