"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." Ophelia knows that no one can foretell the future but we know that in our department, our theatre and dance students can actualize their greatest potential.
Experience every aspect of theatre and staging. Perform, design, direct, collaborate and experiment - while our professors inspire, entertain and challenge you. Whether you're interested in costume, makeup, sound, set or lighting design, you are an all-around artist, not a mere player. That's how we'll treat you, and that's how we'll teach you.
Auditions and production opportunities are open to all students.
We value collaboration, hands-on learning, imagination, curiosity, and experimentation.
Bucknell's theatre and dance faculty members are all active artists and scholars.
Each year, faculty, professional staff, and students collaborate to produce five mainstage productions, numerous student showcases, and a series of student directed one-act plays.
We host guest artist residencies every semester.
"Business classes teach students how to collaborate effectively all the time. In theater, it sometimes is the one thing that gets overlooked, but it's the most important, I think, if they are going to look at doing theatre professionally."More about Professor Hutchinson
Illumination of thoughts and feeling.sociology
Dance brings me home.English and education
Theatre is everywhere.theatre
Artistic expression in real-time.theatre and political science
On stage, we are alive.theatre and English
Magical realm of possibility.theatre and English - film & media studies
The lights and stage.theatre and English - literary studies
The Theatre and Dance department offers two design assistant positions in the areas of Costume Design and Entertainment Technology. These one year staff positions provide an intense post-baccalaureate experience that encourage portfolio building for professional careers and graduate school.
Student Internships are an excellent means of career preparation for theatre and dance students. Recently, students have been interns at places including:
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