Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance
Kleist Center for Art and Drama
(440) 826-2239

Box Office Hours:  Monday - Friday
12:00 - 5:00 pm / 440-826-2240 or
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Main Stage Season

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

October 8-18


A Chorus Line

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by Edward Kelban

Book by James Kirkwood, Jr. & Nicholas Dante

November 13-23


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

February 4-15


La finta giardiniera

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

February 26-March 1


fyoo zh en 15: new music + dance

March 19-21


Dark of the Moon

By Howard Richardson & William Berney

April 9-19


Studio Series

24-Hour Theatre Project

September 20 at 7:30 pm 


Performance Ensemble '14

A devised play

October 24 & 25 


10-Minute Play Festival (Fall)

December 3 & 4 


Testing Ground

Dance Works in Progress

December 5 


10-Minute Play Festival (Spring)

April 28 & 29


Henry IV Part Two

By William Shakespeare

May 29 & 30

Dynamic, creative, expressive – theatre arts is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career that melds passion with imagination and drama with dialogue.

Three Career Tracks   

Actor, critic, designer...whatever your interest, the Department of Theatre and Dance will help you achieve your career goals through our three tracks of study: Acting/Directing, Design and Technical, and Stage Management. We also offer a minor in Dance.


Our faculty are practicing professional artists with contacts at local and national theatre companies, including Cleveland’s Great Lakes Theater. You’ll gain practical job experience, earn equity points, make important contacts and build an impressive resume.



You’ll gain valuable experience through our many productions. Learning becomes relevant as you delve into all areas ­– performance, design and construction, as well as production, management and marketing. With both proscenium and black box theatres, we offer traditional and contemporary audience settings that provide a variety of learning environments, including theatre in-the-round, thrust staging and more.


Foundation courses in literature, history, performance, technical and collaborative studies will help you develop critical thinking and awareness of theatre and dance as vital art forms. As you advance through the program, you’ll be challenged by the increasing rigor of your chosen track while still acquiring an appreciation for the other theatre tracks and dance.


A versatile and exciting career field, job opportunities include:
  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Theatre Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Lighting Designers
  • Costume Designers
  • Playwrights
  • Casting or Talent Agents
  • Dramaturgs
  • Dancers
  • Choreographers


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