Department of Theatre & Dance




Department of Theatre | Department of Dance

Mission Statement of the Theatre & Dance Department

Artistic exploration is integral to a liberal arts education.  Participation in the process and product of theatrical production engages the mind, the body, and the spirit, and serves as a creative catalyst for further artistic, scholarly, and socio-cultural exploration across and within a variety of disciplines.  Performance is the liminal space between form and meaning; it is the space of stories and the canvas of storytellers.  The study of dance and theatre is the study of culture, of human emotion and intellect, of things felt and seen, and of the body, the voice, and the unknown.  These linkages between exterior life and interior existence drive and unite our community of artists, scholars, and educators.

The core mission of the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is to explore and reflect on performance practice and theory through active participation in theatrical production experiences.

 

We offer opportunity for a range of experiences and exposure to a variety of theoretical approaches with an emphasis on a full understanding of collaborative practice, and seek to prepare scholar-artists and citizen-artists to pursue advanced degrees in the field and to be engagers and illustrators of social issues and cultural moments and movements.