Welcome to Theatre & Performance, Speech Communication, and Digital Arts Communication

Welcome! In this department, we believe that understanding and experiencing the many facets of performance and communication contribute to a rich and complete humanities education. All our programs integrate academic and practical work to produce the best education in our disciplines.

We offer two sets of degree programs and one minor: Speech Communication, Theatre and Performance, and Digital Arts Communication. Our faculty pursue distinct and overlapping areas of work encompassing teaching, research, and creative activity in digital arts communication, theatre theory and practice, and communication as the processes by which people create meaning in communities.

  1. June 25, 2018Naila Keleta-Mae in search of black girlhoodNaila Keleta-Mae sitting on the floor

    Naila Keleta-Mae, Assistant Professor with Theatre and Performance,  has a busy summer ahead of her.  Naila has begun researching black girlhood, performances of black girlhood, and what we can learn from it – opposed to black womanhood which Naila has traditionally researched. In addition, Naila is also researching black female playwrights in Canada – why so many of them typically self-produce their work, regardless of the fact of how successful they have been in the past and what that says about the Canadian theatre scene in general.

  2. June 20, 2018Toronto director to direct "TomorrowLove"Head & Shoulder shot of Andrea Donaldson

    The Theatre and Performance program is excited to announce that Toronto-based director-dramaturg, Andrea Donaldson, has been contracted to direct the fall production of TomorrowLove.  This is Andrea's first time working with the program.

  3. June 8, 2018Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

    The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

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The Department of Drama and Speech Communication acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as the Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Read more about territorial acknowledgement.

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca