Find your light. Develop your character.

University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program provides a liberal arts tradition, creating performance with purpose through interdisciplinary discovery. We engage talent in the service of community, leading through the arts to problem-solve. 

The theatre is where we discover who we are, affirm our values, aspire to be better, and seek solutions. It's where we play "what if?" in the face of "who cares?" It's where we engage in collaborative, creative inquiry that reminds us what it is to be human, to be flawed, to be transformed. The theatre is the site of embodied democracy, where entertainment entertains emergent ideas - because we all have stories to tell.

The University's program provides four theoretical and practical concentrations: acting, performance, technology, dance, and applied theatre - all informed by a Marianist tradition of community engagement and social justice. With co-curricular, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning at the heart of the curriculum, performers and technicians learn by doing, serving and creating. They develop their character, find their light and lead.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication and expressive agility
  • Collaboration and team building

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Our 2017-2018 Season

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Fall 2017 Productions


Improv All-Stars Night for BCT

8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.


...and the greatest of these is LOVE

Repeats every 1 day(s), from 8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.



Repeats every 1 day(s), from 8 p.m. — 10 p.m.

Spring 2018 Productions



8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.



Repeats every 1 day(s), from 8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.



Repeats every 1 day(s), from 8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.



Repeats every 1 day(s), from 8 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.

Watch Highlights of the 2017 Celebration of the Arts

Emeritus Faculty News

Darrell Anderson with his wife, Debbie Desch Anderson

In Memoriam: Darrell Anderson

Darrell Anderson, a theatre program professor with more than 40 years of service to the University of Dayton and the Dayton arts and theater communities, died Sept. 19. He was 70.

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Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program

Fitz Hall 475 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2945