Theater and Dance Productions 

Student framed in doorway during production of Rhinoceros
Student framed in doorway during production of Rhinoceros

Students in the Department of Theater learn by doing in the intellectually and physically rigorous environment of studio courses, rehearsals, and public performances. The University Theater produces 3 to 4 Theater & Dance main stage productions a year. Productions are staged by students and directed by faculty or guest artists.

All are welcomed to audition, regardless of concentration or experience. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and participation in a university main stage production carries 1/2 a credit. The Department of Theater ventures to serve Colgate and the surrounding community by creating theater and dance performances that awaken feeling, interrogate assumptions, and sharpen our perception of a complex world.

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Visiting Artists Residencies and Productions 

Students onstage for production of The World is Round Is Round Is Round
Students onstage for production of The World is Round Is Round Is Round

The Department of Theater strives to provide our students and community the opportunity to engage and work with renowned national and international performing artists. The experiences range from one week to the full semester residencies that may include performances, artist talks, master classes, and direct development of student work for production.

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Children's Theater Workshop 

Colgate University Colgate University students with the Children's Theater Workshop at the Brehmer Theater put on the performance of The Giant Ear.
Colgate University Colgate University students with the Children's Theater Workshop at the Brehmer Theater put on the performance of The Giant Ear.

Workshop in Children’s Theater is an opportunity for students to be introduced to performing for young audiences. Students explore all aspects of collaborative theater and the works are often devised or adapted for the stage. The course emphasizes service-learning, which includes community-based projects and touring throughout Upstate New York.