The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut offers intensive degree programs to prepare individuals for the numerous careers in theatre.
Our goal is to provide the finest professional training through classroom and studio instruction.


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Performance Spaces

Director and choreographer Ping Chong comes to UCONN:

Creativity, Theater, and Social Justice

National Medal of the Arts recipient Ping Chong conducts a three-day creative residency at the University of Connecticut, which explores the unique properties and relationships between space, image, movement, sound, media, and performance. Much of the material comes from Chong’s Undesirable Elements series of performances.

To learn more Ping Chong's residency, check out these articles: Hartford Courant,     UConn Today


To enrich classroom and studio training, students obtain professional-level production experience through participation in our theatre, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT).

CRT currently produces in three different performance spaces. The production season has a typical schedule each semester of a mainstage show (Katter Theater - thrust), StudioWorks show (Studio Theatre), and a mainstage (Harriet S. Jorgensen – proscenium).

The Ballard Institute curates and produces exhibitions of puppetry, both at the Ballard Museum and for touring across the United States. The Institute also offers workshops, museum tours, artists’ forums, film showings, performances, and other events and programs that promote the art of puppetry as a twenty-first-century art form with deep historic and global roots.

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