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The Department of Drama and Dance provides a strong liberal arts approach to the creative, historical, and aesthetic dimensions of theater arts. It fosters critical thinking and imaginative challenges, whether through experiences with literature and history or participation in performance.

The performance of drama, dance, and film creates an immediate, physical relationship to major themes of life for audience and performers alike. They are art forms based on human communication, arenas where psychology, politics, religion, and gender all come into play. Drama and dance have forever been powerful forces in world civilization and are an imaginative mirror, both reflective and refractive.

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Upcoming Production:

April 8-12, 2014 | 8:00 pm
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New dance event series begins Friday, Feb. 28 at noon (Jackson Dance Lab.) Will feature Dancers by Isadora-Boston, KAIROS Dance Theater & LCTC.
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Jim Nicola, Tufts alum and Artistic Director of the New York Theatre Workshop where "Rent" premiered, will give a talk on Friday, Feb. 21
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Tufts PhD alum, Amanda J. Nelson, has been appointed to direct the graduate program in arts leadership in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech.
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Tufts Alum, Jonathan Abarbanel, has been named the new Chair of the American Theatre Critics Association!
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3rd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference is on October 18, 2013
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Archived News
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The New England Theatre Conference, Inc. (NETC) is holding its 62nd Annual Convention, "Beyond First Impressions: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Performing Arts" on October 25 and 26, 2013
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RENT twenty years later: Talking about diversity
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The Department of Drama and Dance is pleased announce the appointment of Heather Nathans as its new department chair. Learn more >


Read the latest edition of our Graduate Newsletter


Drama |  Dance


DR 40: Performing America, Exploring Identity
Wed 1:20pm-3:50pm
Professor Ndounou

DR 43: Gay and Lesbian Theatre
Tue/Thu 12:00pm-1:15pm
Professor Senelick


Spring 2013 >


Balch Arena Theater 2013-2014 season >

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