Department of Theatre and Dance

Featuring a number of brilliant theatre and dance performances by our students.

A Shero's Journey Or What Anacaona and Yemay√° Taught Me...

Directed by Yasmine Jahanmir
Written by Guadalís Del Carmen

March 4-5, March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Redfield Proscenium Theatre

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $12, UNR Faculty/staff $10, UNR students with ID $5

Zoila has had her entire life planned and laid out for her by her family and society. She finds herself at a crossroads when she falls in love with a friend from the past. When tragedy hits, she decides to risk it all. Leaving everything behind, she meets two ancestral figures and together they embark on a journey that makes Zoila question everything she was ever taught.

A Shero's Journey Tickets

Working: A Musical

Book by Studs Terkel, Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, Additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Directed by Sandra Neace

March 31, April 1-2, April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.
Available for livestream April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.
Redfield Studio Theatre

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $12, UNR Faculty/staff $10, UNR students with ID $5

This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the show's strengths are in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal essential aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself.

Working Tickets

Spring Dance Concert

Featuring the Rosie Herrera Dance Company

April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., April 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Redfield Proscenium Theatre

The Spring Dance Concert features work by guest artist, Rosie Herrera and University of Nevada, Reno dance faculty.

Spring Dance Concert Tickets

Audition Requirements

Find out more about auditioning for the musical theatre program

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a collaborative community of artists and scholars – faculty, staff and students, aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in their teaching, learning, research, creative endeavors and outreach to the community and state. Our students explore all aspects of the performing arts through classes, studios and hands-on experiences onstage and behind the scenes. Rooted in the liberal arts traditions, our program prepares students with the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the performing arts and beyond.

Our student body currently consists of 83 undergraduate majors and 77 minors. These students are pursuing their degrees in acting, dance, design and technology and musical theatre. Additionally, students from across campus regularly engage in both production and course work to enhance their liberal arts education.

About the Program
Four actors on stage in masks
Dancer dressed in gypsy outfit dances on stage
Outside of Church Fine Arts Building all lit up at night