Cleveland State University

Theatre and Dance at CSU

Dance: The Dance Program mission is to make dance accessible to all CSU students and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to provide students, professionals and general public with opportunities to participate and view dance as a performance and creative artform, educational tool, and recreational activity.

Theatre:The Dramatic Arts Program at Cleveland State University is dedicated to producing educated citizens who have identified theatre as their primary academic and vocational focus. The theatre is among the oldest documented venues for human expression and has been a powerful medium in practically every culture to explore religious beliefs, shape communal viewpoints, question authoritarian behavior, support or subvert public opinion, and provide an imaginative escape from daily routine. Given this rich and diverse legacy, we believe that the theatre and its practitioners bear a responsibility to keep, and in many cases reinvigorate, the theatre as a vital communicative tool in the community. It is our goal that our graduating students will have the necessary qualifications to enter the profession or pursue graduate work at the program of their choice. We are determined that the foundational theatre experiences on the undergraduate level shall provide a valid educational basis for a myriad of eventual careers. Accordingly, our students will focus on the theatre within the context of a strong liberal arts education. The student will focus on the study and practice of theatre in addition to the full compliment of accredited academic classes. Within the theatre major itself, the student will receive rigorous training specializing in either theatre performance or the design/technical fields. This practicum training will be accomplished in tandem with a thorough grounding in the history, literature, theory and social contexts of theatrical production. With this broad based approach, our students will have the foundational education and training for traditional choices such as acting, directing, design and technical support, as well as such ancillary fields as dramaturgy, criticism, drama therapy, marketing, facilities coordination, arts advocacy, marketing and education, among others. With this springboard, our students will have the training and education to actively and positively contribute to the theatre and their communities.

Upcoming Events
2013-2014 Season

April 3 – 13, 2014
Allen Theatre Helen Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre

Community Master Class with Jessica Lang Dance Company
Saturday, April 12
Middough Dance Studio 523

Community Master Class with Annika Sheaff, GroundWorks Dancetheater
Thursday, April 17
Middough Dance Studio 523

Community Master Class with Helanius Wilkins, EdgeWorks Dancetheater
Thursday, April 24
Middough Dance Studio 523

CSU Spring Dance Concert 2014
April 25 – 26, 2014
Allen Theatre Mainstage

Summer Acting Intensive
July 13 - August 2
CSU Arts Campus

Ticket Information

Tickets for our 2013-2014 Season are now ON SALE through PlayhouseSquare! To buy tickets, CLICK HERE, select your show and purchase! Or to get tickets via phone, call 216-241-6000.

The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office
is located in the State Theatre lobby
and is open Monday-Sunday from
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

$5 CSU Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 Seniors
$8 Non-CSU College Student
$10 General Admission
$20 Dinner and a Show
(for specific dates only)


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Administrative and Class Location

The Middough Building
CSU Dept of Theatre and Dance
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 203A
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-687-2113 (phone)
216-687-2114 (fax)
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Theatre and Dance
2121 Euclid Ave.
MB 203A
Cleveland, OH 44115
Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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