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Department of Theatre & Dance
Current Season

Theatre and Dance 109th Season


A symbol of connection and joining, the ampersand in place of the word “and” for our season theme (“& Dance”) seems an apt visual metaphor for our official joining of theatre and dance at Auburn. An element of typography with loads of personality, the ampersand has intrinsic movement both in its formation and its visual presentation. One might even see the ampersand as an abstract body in motion, as a birdseye view of a movement pattern on the floor, or a vehicle that reaches and connects us to what comes next. Whether focusing on the actual art of dance in its many genres, or the delicate “dance” each of us practices daily to maintain balance between relationships, self care, and the weight of the world, to dance means to move in some way through life in search of connection, meaning, expression – all things the theatre does best. Like the ampersand, dance has a distinctive place in our historical memory, a vital role in our present moment, and endless possibilities for movement forward and beyond. We hope you will join us for this very special season of theatre & dance!

Detroit '67

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha

September 29 - October 5, 2022

The Thanksgiving Play (A Staged Reading)

By Larissa FastHorse

Directed by Chase Bringardner

October 27-30, 2022


Book by Roger O. Hirson

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Ashley Butler

Music Direction by James Mablin

Choreography by Jeri Dickey

November 10-18, 2021

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Andrew Schwartz

February 23 - March 1, 2023


By Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by Scott Phillips

Music Direction by James Mablin

March 30 - April 7, 2023

...And Dance!

Conceived and Directed by Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey

Featuring the Auburn University Dance Ensemble and Guest Artists

April 20-23, 2023