An Invitation from Theatre & Dance @ Wake Forest

Please be our guest…come for a visit and let us show you around, get to know you, answer your questions and introduce you to our faculty, staff, and students.

A typical visit might include

  • An information session and campus tour with Admissions.
  • An admissions interview if you have completed your junior year and visit between June 1st and January 10th.
  • A chance to visit a theatre or dance class
  • An opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal
  • Join us at our weekly all-theatre meeting Mondays at 4pm in the Ring Theatre
  • A tour of our theatres, studios, dedicated design lab and shops
  • Admission for you and your family to a production
  • A chance to spend time with a theatre or dance student and get answers to your questions about Wake Forest
  • A chance to talk one on one with faculty about your specific interests.

How to plan a visit

  • If possible, plan to visit when you can see a performance
  • Contact Admissions to reserve a space in an admissions information session and campus tour
  • Schedule an admissions interview
  • Contact the department to discuss specific details about your visit

Useful Tips

  • Our scenic and costume studios work Monday – Friday afternoons.
  • Rehearsals are in the evenings Monday – Friday with an additional weekend rehearsal TBA.
  • Student productions (Studio Series) are Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30 and Wednesdays at 4:30
  • Mainstage productions are Friday-Saturday then the following Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm
  • In general, performance and technique classes meet on Tuesday/Thursday, and other dance and theatre classes more often meet on Monday/Wednesday/Friday (see below)

Performance Classes:



Studio Production

Voice & Movement


Design/Production Classes:

Design & Production for Dance

Intro to Design & Production

Theatrical Scene Design

Theatre Management

Stage Makeup

Technique Classes:

African Dance




Social Dance

Other Classes:

History of Western Theatre

History of Ballet & Modern Dance

Theatre in Education

Contemporary Drama

Movement and the Molecular


Theatre and Dance Events 2015-2016

August 28:  New Faces Audition Workshop

September 18-20, 24-27: Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by J.K. Curry

October 8-10:  AAP Presents Cagebirds by David Campton

October 30-November 1, 5-8:  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Cindy Gendrich

November 19-22:  Fall Dance Concert choreographed by Faculty and Guest Artists

February 12-14, 18-21:  The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer, directed by John Friedenberg

February 28-March 1:  Studio Series

April 1-3, 7-10:  A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forumbook by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gilbert,
music by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Michael Baron

April 15-17:  Laughtracks, sketch comedy show

April 21-24:  Spring Dance Concert choreographed by Students

Schedule an info session or campus tour:

Interviews for rising and current seniors are offered June 1 – January 10.
Appointments are limited and must be scheduled in advance .

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 336-758-5201

Schedule a Theatre & Dance department visit:

Please send an e-mail request to Richard Williams at with a brief introduction.
Include details such as the date of your intended visit, expected arrival time on campus, your availability
along with any other appointments you may have (such as the time of your interview, campus tour, etc.)
which we can aim to schedule around for your department visit.

Department of Theatre & Dance
Richard Williams, Staff Assistant
Phone: 336-758-5294