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The UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program is a community of professional artists, educators and students. The program offers high-impact learning practices that cultivate creativity, critical thinking, communication skills and collaboration. The program delivers a rigorous academic and problem-focused environment that seeks to produce work that challenges the mind, engages the heart and delights the senses.

Theatre students are encouraged to take advantage of the four mainstage productions offered each year and to become active in the student Alternate Theatre organization that annually creates several productions. An annual season of performances are selected to expose students and audiences to a wide range of theatre genres that include classics, contemporary and new works, musical theatre and plays of relevance to societal and world issues. The Theatre program is continually involved with the Kennedy Center's American Theatre Festival, which aims to identify and promote quality in university theatrical production. Think New York Spring Break Theatre trips and portfolio-building recognition!

The UW-Green Bay campus has excellent facilities for Theatre students to practice their art. This includes the 450-seat University Theatre, an experimental theatre space, acting and dance studios, and scene and costume shops. The University owns the Midwest's crown jewel — the 2,000-seat Weidner Center for the Performing Arts — and its featured spaces including Studio One, used for theatre, dance, and voice classes and the Jean Weidner Studio, a flexible studio performance space solely for Theatre and Music programs.

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2019-2020 Season
Due to COVID-19 and public health restrictions, performing arts events for the remainder of the semester have been canceled. Please keep an eye on our calendar of event page and follow us on social media for the latest information and announcements about the upcoing season.  

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The Theatre & Dance Program offers a number of scholarships for both incoming and returning students. Scholarships are granted for a single year, with half of the amount applied to each semester. Students may reapply each year for scholarship assistance.

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Alternate Theatre
Alternate Theatre is a student theatre organization that provides additional theatrical, educational and creative experiences for students. Past activities have included play production, talent showcases, poetry reading and more.

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The Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in theatre. The festival is a 5-day event drawing over 1,000 theatre students, educators and guest artists from around the country.

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Theatre & Dance at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay's Laura Riddle  

Meet Laura Riddle

Professor Laura Riddle teaches Acting and currently serves as the Chair of Theatre and Dance, Production Director and Managing Director of Theatre. Professor Riddle earned her B.A. in Theatre at Indiana State University, her M.F.A. in Acting at DePaul University/Goodman School of Drama, and her M.A. in Arts Administration at Goucher. Find out more about UW-Green Bay's talented and dedicated faculty here.

Upcoming Events

Due of COVID-19 public health restrictions, all remaining performing arts events for the semester have been canceled. Please visit the Calendar of Mainstage & Studio Events to keep up with future productions. For students interested in auditioning for productions, visit the Callboard page to view casting results.

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