College of Wooster

Department of Dance and Theatre

Department of Dance and Theatre
Wooster OH 44691
Chair Department of Theatre and Dance, Shirley Huston-Findley 330/263-2541
Fax 330/263-2690
Contact Person Kim Tritt


Kim Tritt, Modern, Ballet, Dance History, Choreography,  Pilates, Dance and World Cultures,Exploring India at Home and Abroad through the Arts

Dale E. Seeds,  Scenic & Lighting Designer,
Shirley Huston-Findley,Chair, Theatre History, Theatre Criticism, Directing
Jimmy Noriega, Acting, Directing, Latina/o Drama



Charlene Gross, Costume Designer
Mike Schafer, Technical Director

Program Philosophy

Theatre and dance are art forms that mirror the human spirit through their history, literature, criticism, theory, production, and performance.
The study of theatre and dance involves not only the development and practice of various expressive skills, but also historical and theoretical issues. Theatre and Dance majors, whether their special interest is acting, directing, dance, design, playwriting, or history and criticism, are required to take courses that examine the diverse elements contributing to an art form that conveys the range and depth of human experience.

Degrees Offered BA
Undergraduate Majors Major in theatre and dance
Degree Requirements 32 credits, 11 in theatre and dance
Faculty 4
Academic Facilities design lab, 2 studios
Production Facilities 394-seat proscenium stage, 100-seat experimental theatre
Productions 2 major, 3 student directed; 2 dance, 6 workshop/labs
Institution Type private, 4-year
Location NE Ohio
Enrollment 1,669
in department 25
Annual Tuition with Room and Board
Department Financial Aid scholarships in dance and theatre
(auditions in February), work assistantships
Other Financial Aid work-study, scholarships