The UWaterloo Theatre and Performance program explores theatre and performance as ways of being and knowing.
Theatre and performance are ways of experiencing and understanding ourselves in relation to others. Our program integrates theory and practice to explore the ways in which artists, audiences, and scholars make meaning in the medium of lived experience. Theatre and Performance students engage with theatre and performance at all levels, from the practical demands of production to its ethical consequences in our communities.
Theatre and Performance students thrive creatively as they develop new knowledge and skills for life and work beyond university. In courses on performance, performance studies, theatre and new media, film studies, technical theatre, dramaturgy, design, and theatre history, we explore theatre and performance in a wide range of embodied, mediated, and theoretical contexts. Our students learn to implement creative ideas in real-life situations and to analyze their impact in our rapidly-changing world.