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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 upcoming audition days are: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 (No dance auditions on this date). 

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School of Theatre & Dance Alumna Spotlight

After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995 with a master’s degree in acting, Jennifer Tober moved to New York City, where she spent 11 years acting in regional Shakespeare productions including Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and New York Classical Theatre. A versatile performer, Tober also acted in television shows, films and as an extra on many sets.

More about Jennifer Tober here! 


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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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