University of Alaska Anchorage

  • UAA Department of Theatre & Dance

    Production is at the very center of our award-winning Theatre & Dance program. Each season we produce four plays and two dance concerts on our Mainstage Theatre and Jerry Harper Studio Theatre. Student-directed scenes, one-acts, and full-length plays are also presented yearly in the Harper Studio. Department plays are cast at open auditions; on average, more than 100 majors, non-majors and members of the community are involved each year.

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 We Take Centerstage

The Theatre and Dance Department is proud to offer a comprehensive liberal arts education in both theatre and dance, in which students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or minors in Theatre or Dance. In addition to honing performance and technical production skills, students will learn how to: collaborate and communicate with peers to problem solve complex situations, demonstrate theories based on historical and cultural foundations, and analyze artistic works within a informed critical framework.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

  • Theatre and Dance Auditions

    Virtual Auditions

    The Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking video auditions submissions, due September 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM Alaska time. 

    For our fall production, we will be presenting an offbeat, farcical comedy. The show will be filmed and streamed online (there will be no live audience due to COVID restrictions). Audition videos are to be uploaded to the Judgify platform; we have suggested monologues available on Google Drive

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  • How to get involved in UAA Theatre and Dance

    Show Your Support

    UAA's Theatre and Dance department has provided the Alaskan community with quality education and productions for over 25 years. If you would like to be a part of our continuing legacy of excellence,  please consider donating

    Chandler Braley Memorial Dance Scholarship
    Excellence in Dance Foundation Account
    Masterpieces of the Theatre Foundation Account
    William R. Wilson Scholarship Account
    Dayle Skore Memorial Foundation Account
    Distinctive Design in the Performing Arts Account

    Ways to Get Involved

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    Secrets Under the Skin

    "Secrets" is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary art installation created by seven artists that premiered December, 2010 in Havana, Cuba, and January, 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska.

    The installation, comprised of media, visual art, photographs and -- when possible -- live performance art and live performance, is based on extensive years of fieldwork in Ghana and Cuba by Dr. Jill Flanders Crosby. 

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2020-2021 Season

The UAA Department of Theatre & Dance holds a variety of performances throughout the academic year. 
Due to UA's COVID-19 Response, this season's performances will be virtual.

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Theatre and Dance Performance