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Fall 2016 Orientation Information

Welcome, Class of 2020!

Interested in theater and dance? Our orientation events provide information about department opportunities as well as how to get involved in the many Tufts student-run theater and dance groups. Events are open to all students considering participating in drama and dance.


Ice Cream Social/Open House
Meet drama and dance students, faculty, and staff to ask questions about classes, productions, auditions, crew opportunities, and work-study jobs within the department.

Sunday, September 4, 2016
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Balch Arena Theater Lobby
Download Flyer >


Orientation Shows — "O Shows"
A free evening of theatre presented by the department's student theatre company Pen, Paint, and Pretzels (3Ps), and the campus musical theatre ensemble, Torn Ticket II.

Sunday, September 4, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Balch Arena Theater
Join us for a post-show talkback on student theater at Tufts!

Tufts Student Theater Information

Drama 8: First-Year Showcase
Course introduces first-year students to the production program in the Department of Drama and Dance with a strong emphasis on developing both the creative and the collaborative aspects of performance. Students present two one-act performances and work as designers, directors, stage managers, dramaturgs, and crew. The class offers a guaranteed opportunity to participate in a fall production – for course credit!

Drama Courses
Looking for more courses in ACTING, DANCE, DESIGN, DIRECTING, DRAMATIC LITERATURE & HISTORY, FILM? Check out all our department offerings! Learn more >

Auditions for our first two faculty-directed productions, Gem of the Ocean and The King Stag will take place in September. Information and sign-ups will be posted on the callboard in the Balch Arena Theatre lobby. Scripts are available in the Balch Box Office.

Gem of the Ocean
  • Auditions - Download information >
    Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
    Friday, September 9th , 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. & 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
  • Callbacks
    Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. & 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.

The King Stag

  • Auditions - Download information >
    Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
    Friday, September 9th , 5:00 – 9:30 P.M.
  • Callbacks
    Sunday, September 11th, 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M..

Production Crew Opportunities
Interested in working on the production crew for our shows? Contact our Production Manager, Professor Jo Williams.


Orientation Fair
Join the Dance Department for exciting orientation events. Open to all students - beginner, advanced, freshmen to seniors.

Friday, September 2, 2016
11:00 A.M. Dance Program Orientation and Movement Sampler
12:00 P.M. Student Dance Group Fair
Jackson Dance Lab, Aidekman Arts building.

Dance Courses
Looking for more courses in DANCE? Check out all our department offerings! Learn more >