College of Wooster

Department of Dance and Theatre
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact Information

Phone: 330/263-2541; Fax: 330/263-2690

Department Chair: Shirley Huston-Findley

Contact Person: Kim Tritt


Kim Tritt – Modern, Ballet, Dance History, Choreography, Pilates, Dance in World Cultures

Daniel Hobbs – Scenic Design, Stagecraft

Shirley Huston-Findley, Chair – Theatre History, Literature & Criticism, Playwriting, Feminism and Theatre

Jimmy Noriega – Acting, Directing, Latina/o Drama, Latin American Drama


Rebecca Callan, Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor

Mike Schafer, Technical Director/Lighting Designer

Program Philosophy

Theatre and Dance, as studied at The College of Wooster, emphasizes the relationship between scholarship, artistry, and advocacy through an investigation of the range and depth of the human experience in our coursework and stage productions. In this world, the artist/scholar must be an advocate for the arts, as well as contribute to a movement for social justice and activism through artistic expression. Similarly, the department’s productions reflect a commitment to sustainability.

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, 1-2 student directed; 2 dance 

Institution Type: Private, 4-year

Location: NE Ohio

Enrollment: 2,000; In department: 25

Department Financial Aid: Scholarships in dance and theatre (auditions in February), work assistantships

Other Financial Aid: Work-study, scholarships