The department includes over 120 undergraduate students majoring in dramatic art, 40-45 graduate students pursuing an M.F.A. in dramatic art or a Ph.D. in Performance Studies, as well as five to 10 visiting professional artists and teachers each quarter. This mix of college students, mid-career professionals, and seasoned theater practitioners and scholars provides a dynamic environment for learning, experimentation, and growth. It offers a diverse, supportive community for all of its members.
The season calendar and production schedule are handled by the Production Manager, who also supervises technical and publicity staff. A full complement of technical staff—scenic construction shop, costume shop, lighting, audio and facilities—carries out all aspects of physical production for the student, faculty and visiting artist productions in the department, aided by paid student assistants, student company managers and house managers. Theatre and Dance publicity and marketing staff handle outreach on and off campus.
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