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Effective July 1, 2010, the former departments of Dance and Theatre were combined to form the School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies.

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  • El Broadway in Spain: Musical Theatre, Cultural Transpositions, and Artistic Process 

    Reales Gregory, Jose David (2019)
    The Broadway musical has been shaped by a distinctly American identity, but its rapid international success underscores the need for research which further explores the complexities surrounding its cross-cultural jump into ...
  • How to Catch a Star: a Lighting Design 

    Leibold, Peter (2019)
    The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, and production photographs that document the lighting design for the Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of How to Catch a Star, ...
  • Theorizing the Brave: Black Girlhood, Affect, and Performance in Kirsten Childs's The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

    Ealey, Jordan Alexandria (2019)
    “Theorizing the Brave” is a critical study of Kirsten Childs’s musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (2000). Through a textual analysis of the musical’s book and lyrics as well as a thorough consideration ...
  • TIDES 

    Law, Mariama Kancou (2019)
    This document explores the research and inspirations behind TIDES, a dance performance that employs a cyclical structure to incorporate personal experiences of Ama Law, the choreographer and director, as well as the cultural ...

    Hands, Christine (2019)
    “Hamlet” was a thirty-eight minute work of dance art premiered at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland on October 12 and 14, 2018. The work explored four pillars of research through embodied ...

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