Theatre and Dance

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Explore the Department of Theatre and Dance

Intense, demanding, passionate and daring. That is the experience of the students who submerse themselves in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Our central focus is to bring out the most unique, powerful and expressive artist possible from every student. Our graduates find success in all areas of theatre and dance, film, television, and in other fields far and wide. We teach the “5 Cs”: creativity, collaboration, communication, commitment and critical thinking. To major in theatre and dance is to be pushed hard to develop your greatest potential and to be able to apply those abilities to your art form and beyond.

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  • Theatre Major | Actor and Theatre Teacher
    My time at UNH was consumed with theater and dance. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio with Gay Nardone, who is still teaching. I also spent a lot of time in PCAC with Carol Lucha Burns, she was tough but so honest. ...
    Theatre Major | Actor and Theatre Teacher
    My time at UNH was consumed with theater and dance. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio with Gay Nardone, who is still teaching. I also spent a lot of time in PCAC with Carol Lucha Burns, she was tough but so honest. ...
  • Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
    Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre...
    Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
    Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre...
  • Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from taking...
    Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from taking...
  • Theatre Major | Theatre Company Founder
    Mask and Dagger and the Department of Theatre and Dance made me feel like I belonged for possibly the first time in my life.
    Theatre Major | Theatre Company Founder
    Mask and Dagger and the Department of Theatre and Dance made me feel like I belonged for possibly the first time in my life.
  • Theatre Major | Music Director, Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park, FL)
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? Resident music director at Winter Park Playhouse, a full-time professional Musical Theatre located in the Orlando, FL area. I was introduced to the...
    Theatre Major | Music Director, Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park, FL)
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? Resident music director at Winter Park Playhouse, a full-time professional Musical Theatre located in the Orlando, FL area. I was introduced to the...

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