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The Department of Theatre & Dance offers students the kind of pre-professional training that makes them successful on the stage, in television, and on the big screen, as well as in a range of careers that relate to the performing arts.
Department News

We're excited to welcome Josafath Reynoso as assistant professor of scenic design.

Vivian Barnes, '16, received the David C. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative Arts

Kylie McCormick, '17, had her piece 10, 2, 4, accepted to the 14th Annual Richmond Choreographers Showcase. She was also recognized with the A&S Student Symposium Arts Competition Award.

Anne Van Gelder and 20 members of the University Dancers participated in the Mid-Atlantic conference of the American College Dance Association. The students took classes, attended lectures, and performed three works. One of their three performances was selected to be performed at the gala concert at the close of the conference. 

Feature Stories

Faculty Highlights

  • Documenting a Changing Neighborhood

    Dr. Laura Browder and Dr. Patricia Herrera had their SSIR course featured on Virginia Currents. Their course, Documenting a Changing Neighborhood, allowed students to engage with the Richmond neighborhood of Church Hill to explore issues of gentrification.

  • Stegmeir works on PBS Drama

    Theatre department chair Johann Stegmeir served as associate costume designer on the PBS drama Mercy Street, which was just renewed for a second season.

  • Diaz and Thornton perform in New York

    Dance professors Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton performed at the Pregones Theater in New York City with their dance company Agua Dulce Dance Theater. Diaz was interviewed by Culturebot about Deep Listenings, a piece that explores her Puerto Rican heritage.

  • New Play Premieres

    REMNANTS, co-written and co-directed by Dr. Patricia Herrera, recently premiered as part of the Theatre and Dance department's mainstage season. Style Weekly previewed the show.

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    Mailing address:
    Department of Theatre and Dance
    Modlin Center for the Arts
    28 Westhampton Way
    University of Richmond, VA 23173

    Phone: (804) 289-8592
    Fax: (804) 287-1841
    Box office: (804) 289-8980

    Department Chair: Johann Stegmeir
    Administrative Coordinator: Debbie Mullin