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Graduate Program


The graduate program in Drama and Dance trains scholar-artists to develop projects in theatre history, performance studies, critical theory, and textual analysis in various theatrical traditions, performance cultures, and global contexts. Gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and class function as primary subjects of scholarly and performative inquiry for many projects undertaken by faculty and students alike. We believe that people of color, individuals living with disability, transgender populations and first-generation students produce new ways of looking and knowing that facilitate thinking and working in a diverse classroom. Consequently, we welcome students from underrepresented communities. Read more >

Graduate Faculty

Natalya Baldyga
Barbara Wallace Grossman
Kareem Khubchandani
Noe Montez
Heather Nathans
Monica White Ndounou
Laurence Senelick

Recent Graduate Seminars

  • 18th Century European Drama and Performance
  • Adaptation: The Cultural Politics of Storytelling
  • American Theatre and Drama from the Colonial Era to 1890
  • Classical Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • Confronting Genocide on Stage and Screen
  • Contemporary Latin American Performance
  • Domestic Tragedy: Women and Violence in Theatre
  • Foundations and Futures in Performance Studies
  • History of Directing
  • History of Popular Entertainment
  • Ibsen and Strindberg
  • Introduction to Graduate Research Methods
  • Modern and Postmodern Dramatic Theory
  • Theoretical and Historical Development of African American Theatre
  • Theoretical and Historical Development of Latina/o Theatre
  • Theatre and Visual Studies

Download the Graduate Course Descriptions.