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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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Videos

30-second clips of

30-second clips of "Momentum"

30-second clips of "Momentum", the University Dancers' 2016 spring show.

Behind the Scenes, Jordan Matter, R'91

Behind the Scenes, Jordan Matter, R'91

Behind the scenes with 1991 alumnus Jordan Matter as he shoots the cover and other photos for the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of University of Richmond Magazine (magazine.richmond.edu).

Behind the Scenes of

Behind the Scenes of "Momentum", Modlin Center for the Arts

Behind the scenes with the University Dancers in preparation for their spring dance show "Momentum". Show was directed by Anne Van Gelder.

Behind the Scenes of

Behind the Scenes of "Intimate Apparel", Modlin Center for the Arts

Behind the Scenes of "Intimate Apparel", a Modlin Center for the Arts theatre production. Show will be November 19-22, 2015.

University Dancers: Highlights from @30

University Dancers: Highlights from @30

University Dancers 2014 Spring Concert

University Dancers 2014 Spring Concert

Highlights from the University Dancers 29th annual concert, Spaces Between.

Remnants

Remnants

Students prepare for an evening performance of “Remnants” - an original hip-hop musical co-written by Patricia Herrera, assistant professor of theatre, and José Joaquín Garcia - with yoga, vocal warm-ups, dance practice, costume checks, and more.

The Art of Movement

The Art of Movement

Assistant professor of dance Matthew Thornton shares how his professional affiliation with Agua Dulce Dance Theater informs his teaching at the University of Richmond.

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

University Dancers: Highlights from Shifting Ground

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Past Productions

Contact Us

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