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UR Department of Theatre & Dance Presents: Richard III

Miss the live performance? Be sure to check out the recording of this fast-paced production of Richard III! Rising from the destruction left by the Wars of the Roses, Richard betrays, murders, and seduces his way to the throne of England... but can he keep it?Watch Now
The Department of Theatre and Dance provides a unique liberal arts experience where students thrive by engaging across difference and critically investigating the world through creative processes. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. These values are central to the Department's curriculum, scholarship, teaching, artmaking practices and programming.

Feature Stories

Senior Choreography Presentation

Senior choreographers Julia Marcellino, Briana Williams, Julia Oates, Cristina Peters, along with Natalie Alessio (not pictured) presented their original choreography in a showcase on April 25. 

University Dancers: IN/MOTION
University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance

Faculty Highlights

  • Herrera Published

    Patricia Herrera, associate professor of theatre, published Nuyorican Feminist Performance From the Café to Hip Hop Theater University of Michigan Press.

  • Díaz Debuted at ICA

    Alicia Díaz, associate professor of dance, debuted Entre Puerto Rico y Richmond: Bridging Stories of Resistance, a mixed media installation that includes a dance film, altars, and an image board contextualizing the colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the US, at the Institute for Contemporary Art.

  • Herrera Published

    Patricia Herrera, associate professor of theatre, published Nuyorican Feminist Performance: From The Café to Hip Hop Theater (Michigan University Press). Nuyorican Feminist Performance examines the contributions of 1970s and ‘80s performeras and how they challenged the Café’s gender politics.

  • Herrera and Méndez Published

    Patricia Herrera, associate professor of theatre, and Mariela Méndez, associate professor of LALIS and WGSS, published an “Performando un activismo feminista: El trabajo de Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez en La Marca” in Conjunto.

  • Hayes Awarded Phil Hayes has been awarded a 2019 Medallion by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
  • Feldman Translation Performed

    LALIS professor Sharon Feldman’s English translation of Liberto, an award-winning Catalan play by Gemma Brió, was given a professional staged reading in the performance space of the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. 

  • Herrera Named Distinguished Educator

    Theatre professor Patricia Herrera was named a 2018 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator.

  • Diaz Choreography Featured

    Dance professor Alicia Diaz's piece wise as serpents was performed by the University Dancers as part of the American College Dance Association Gala at VCU.

     

  • Diaz Article

    Professor Alicia Diaz was interviewed by Puerto Rican dance writer Susan Homar, who published an article/interview discussing her work in the Puerto Rican online publication "80 Grados." 

  • Stegmeir Designs Opera Costumes

    Theatre professor Johann Stegmeir designed costumes for a new opera production of Cinderella, written by 12 year-old musical prodigy Alma Deutscher. The opera is being presented in San Jose, California by the Packard Humanities Institute.

Upcoming Events

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Videos

University Dancers 35th Anniversary Concert

University Dancers 35th Anniversary Concert

University Dancers: IN/MOTION

University Dancers: IN/MOTION

Spring 2019 Dance show

University Dancers: Converge

University Dancers: Converge

Spring 2018 dance show

University Dancers: Nexus

University Dancers: Nexus

Spring 2017 dance highlights

Caroline Weber,

Caroline Weber, '17: "Urban Dreams"

Caroline's dance piece "Urban Dreams" will be featured at the University Dancers Annual Spring Concert "Nexus" (Feb 2017)

Kylie McCormick,

Kylie McCormick, '17: "Arrow of Time"

Kylie's dance piece "Arrow of Time" will be featured at the University Dancers Annual Spring Concert "Nexus" (Feb 2017)

30-second clips of Momentum

30-second clips of Momentum

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

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. (Spring 2016)

Behind the Scenes, Jordan Matter, R

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 "Intimate Apparel", Modlin Center for the Arts

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

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. (Spring 2015)

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. (2013)

University Dancers- Highlights from Shifting Ground

University Dancers- Highlights from Shifting Ground

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Jazzed - University Dancers Spring Concert 2012

Past Productions
University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui : Fall 2013

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: Walter Schoen
Administrative Coordinator: Rhonda Jackson