Department of Theater and Dance

Theater and Dance Department

Join us for our Winter 2023 performances!

Winter Reading Series

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Show Times:

February 1st 7:30pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 2nd 7:30pm - Everybody
February 3rd 7:30pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 4th 2:00pm - Pride & Prejudice
February 4th 7:30pm - Everybody
February 5th 2:00pm - Everybody


Old Chapel

This event is FREE and unticketed. Reservations are encouraged - Click here

The 2023 Winter Reading Series, presented by the Department of Theater and Dance, provides an opportunity to examine classical texts through the lenses of contemporary playwrights. From February 1-5, students from across the college will present readings of two plays- Pride and Prejudice by Wall Street Journal's Playwright of the Year Kate Hamill (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen) and Everybody by two-time Obie winner, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (adapted from the late medieval morality play Everyman). The student actors, stage managers, assistant directors and sound designers represent majors from departments including classics, neuroscience, computer science, political science, biochemistry, electrical engineering, anthropology, physics, music, economics, religious studies, English and Spanish.

Winter Reading Series 2023 Program

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At The Intersection

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Show Times:

March 1 - March 4 at 7:30PM
March 4 at 2:00PM
Yulman Theater

Tickets available through Eventbrite HERE.

The Union College Dance Program presents: “At the Intersection”-- a dance concert featuring 10 original works by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, with 31 student performers and members of our UCall community. Original costumes, lighting and set design, created in collaboration with faculty of the Theatre & Dance Department.

Appropriate for all ages.

About Theater

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Whether you are looking for one-on-one mentorship to prepare for a career in professional theater, or looking to integrate your passion for the performing arts with another discipline, the Theater program at Union College will give you the skills and experience you are looking for. Our professionally-active faculty are dedicated to inspiring and training all students, majors, double majors, minors and enthusiasts alike. We are committed to socially active, community involved, anti-racist approaches to theatre. From the classroom to rehearsal hall to productions on our Yulman stage, we offer personalized hands-on opportunities on or off stage for students to participate in devised and scripted productions, both classical and contemporary.

About Dance

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The Dance Program offers an active, multifaceted program with academic courses, various levels of technique classes and performance opportunities for college credit. All students of dance, both beginner and experienced, work with professional dance faculty. The three elements of discipline, exploration, and creativity join to provide an environment of enhanced learning and development.

In a state-of-the-art facility, technique classes are offered in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and choreography and more... Students gain an in-depth understanding of how the body moves while obtaining an increased understanding of proper alignment and flexibility.

Mission statement

The Union College Department of Theater and Dance, dedicated to community engagement and global perspectives, seeks to develop knowledge, teach skills, reveal potential, and inspire connections to performance, design, and technical expertise as a crucial component of a liberal arts education. Our immersive student-centered learning environment provides creative opportunities for personal and collective expression and growth, supporting the vitality of the performing arts in today’s world with an eye towards the future. Our department equips students from across Union College’s curriculum with the scholarly foundation and artistic skillset necessary to innovate and succeed in the field of performing arts, or to use their study of theory and practice to lead with wisdom, empathy, and courage in their chosen careers.