Faculty Research

The Department of Theatre and Dance provides a home for innovative research in theatre, dance, design, and technology that intersects with our active performance and production opportunities. Faculty are top scholars and practitioners who lead the way in national and international conversations on contemporary studies and trends in their field. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate are able to work alongside faculty on exciting research, as well as exploring their own areas of interest with departmental support. 


Book cover with abstract graphic of white continents connected by black strings or strands.
Image of Shakespeare performers on stage.
Book cover with soccer players running.
Book cover with figures in black leotards covered by what appear to be playful atomic structures.
Book cover with creepy bloody hand.
Book cover with dancers and performances on stage.
Book cover with dancers on stage.

Creative Activities

Still from "Cabrini" - actress dressed an nun reads a letter.
Professor Hunter as a character standing in front of a podium with the US Constitution projected on the wall behind her.
Professor Chanon Judson dancing.
Chanon Judson on stage.
Headshot of Meredith Conti.
ZDC "danceSense" rehearsal with open-backed unitard and sensor gloves. Photo by Ken Smith.
Professor Hoxworth standing in front of a bookcase.
Close photograph of student dancer Nina Tucker, a young black woman, with her eyes closed in the sun.
Professor Zech Saenz with THD students.
Professor James Beaudry with his arms crossed.
Professor Rosvally holding a Star Wars lightsabre.
Professors Rosvally and Boffone side by side.
Headshot of Anne Burnidge.


Photo of Braun, and older white male with white beard, and bald. With glasses.
Headshot of Ariel Nereson.
Headshot of Ariel Nereson.
Professor Vincent O'Neill at a podium.
Headshot of Jeanne Fornarola.

Faculty and Student Collaborations

female student with hands raised looks upward onstage.
THD Students Honored at Kennedy Center Theater Festival.
Michael Deeb Weaver and Delia Mandik.
Book cover with dancers and performances on stage.
Meredith Conti headshot.
Students in African costume / dress to perform at ACDA festival.
Professors Michael Deeb Weaver & Kerry Ring speaking on TV.
Performers on TV.
Performers on TV.
Dancer being hooked up to sensors.
Danielle Rosvally on set holding a toy gun.
Female student of color in green, red, yellow, black snake makeup.
Show directors.
Jenna Zavrel dance pose.