The Department of Theatre and Dance is the artistic and intellectual home for Macalester students and faculty dedicated to Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. The department is a living laboratory for practice-based research, aesthetic inquiry, historical investigations, and the theoretical frameworks of the performing arts.

This site gives you a sense of our mission, classroom practices and production processes. Email the Department Chair, Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, at  for more information.

Throughout our site, in addition to student, faculty and staff photos of classrooms and rehearsals, you will see work by the following professional photographer: Rick Spaulding;  Sher Stoneman; David Turner; Sharon Varosh;  Tom Wallace.