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All degree programs in the School of Theatre & Dance, with the exception of Theatre BA, require an audition. This year's audition days are: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 (No dance auditions on this date). 

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Mud Opens Our Season!

Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, María Irene Fornés describes her play, “Mud”, as “an example of what is possible.” Mirroring the impoverished and lonely conditions in the human mind, the West Virginia University School of Theatre & Dance’s season opening production explores the struggle of climbing out of the situation we are born into. Come witness the telling of this incredible and chillingly close to home story Sept. 27-Oct. 6 at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.

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For ticketed events, call  304-293-SHOW or visit to purchase your seats. 
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Back Fork: a feature film set in West Virginia

Cathy O'Dell and David Selby, both WVU STAD alumni and seasoned film actors, are featured in a new feature film titled "Back Fork".The film is written, directed and starred in by Josh Stewart, a WV native himself. The new film tackles addiction in West Virginia and gives a gritty look at the very real problem our state is facing. 

Read more on "Back Fork" here!

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