The cast of Macbeth takes a bow during invited dress rehearsal.
“Mary Washington creates an environment that simulates the professional world. The hands-on experience and the trust placed in students helps set us up for success in the real world.” Taryn Friend ’04 Stage Manager, Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC
OUR ASPIRATIONS The Department of Theatre & Dance will grow the cultural capacity of the Fredericksburg region by offering productions that promote an energetic exchange of ideas, stimulate a robust conversation between artists and audience, and provide opportunities for students to connect their pursuit of knowledge and skills with performance. Over the next five years we will increase theatre attendance, expand opportunities for students to participate in theatre productions, build stronger bridges between UMW Theatre and the professional world, recruit greater numbers of highly qualified students, and develop revenue streams through entrepreneurial initiatives and through the cultivation of our patron donor base. The Department of Theatre & Dance will secure its position as a regional and statewide cultural resource in theatre and as a destination for future students to develop their intellect, talents, and skills.