The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to a broad-based study of the history, theory, and practice of theatre and dance in the context of a liberal arts education that is integrally connected to a rigorous production program centering on student involvement and leadership. This interaction of the academic and the practical generates an ongoing symbiosis, with each focus actively informing and inspiring the other. Along with growing more knowledgeable and skilled as artists and scholars, our students also develop as critical thinkers and responsible collaborators.
October 2016 is Shakespeare time at Drew!
October 2016 will be home to many things Shakespeare on the Drew campus, as we are honored to be the sole New Jersey site for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour of a priceless copy of the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays (on the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death in 1616). For a complete listing of the Folio-related events on campus, go to drew.edu/firstfolio.
The Theatre and Dance Department will join in the festivities with a production of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s masterful nightmare tragedy of revenge, deception, and betrayal on October 19-22 and 26-29. Hamlet is directed by faculty member Daniel LaPenta and features a cast of seventeen students (including junior Nate Schwartz as the melancholic prince) and two faculty (with department chair and Equity actor Chris Ceraso playing three roles: the Ghost, the First Player, and the First Gravedigger).
For details on Hamlet and our many other productions, click on the “Our Season” link to the left. And stay tuned on this page for a forthcoming video from the Hamlet rehearsal hall!
Major/Minor Requirements & Course List
Please view the college catalog for a full and up to date list of requirements and courses for this program.