We Stand With You

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo stands in support of our Black undergraduate and graduate students and vehemently condemns white supremacist violence, logics, and institutions. 

Black Lives Matter.

Dance, theatre, and the performing arts are essential sites of representation and action. As we affirm UB President Satish K. Tripathi’s message condemning “intolerance, hatred, and institutional racism,” we commit to ongoing examination of our own work in classrooms, in production, and in our communities, and take seriously the responsibility performance bears to enact justice and envision an equitable world. 

President Tripathi’s message the UB community: http://www.buffalo.edu/president/from-the-president/communications/minneapolis-louisville-atlanta.html

COVID 19 - UB Theatre and Dance Update

In light of the transition to remote learning for all SUNY and CUNY campuses and restrictions on public gatherings in New York State, all Department of Theatre Dance rehearsals and productions have been cancelled for Spring 2020. Click for details.

Our main office has moved online and staff will be teleworking starting on March 16th, 2020. Please email ubthd@buffalo.edu for general information. Students are also encouraged to review this Student Resources page. 

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Learning within conservatory style courses and grounded in the liberal arts, students acquire the essential skills for effective communication, collaborative problem-solving, and critical perspective in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.

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Our students balance a rigorous schedule of coursework and performance/production work throughout their tenure at UB, and gain additional experience through internships, teaching opportunities, conference participation, and professionalization opportunities.

2019-2020 Season

In light of the transition to remote learning for all SUNY and CUNY campuses and restrictions on public gatherings in New York State, all remaining Theatre and Dance productions scheduled through May 11, 2020 have been cancelled.