The Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance offers a balanced combination of theory and practice that aims at giving Queens College students a full understanding of the arts on stage. Every effort is made to provide scope for the development of individual talent and skills as a preliminary step for those students who intend to pursue future conservatory training for a stage or dance career.
The department offers strong, diversified academic programs in theatre (covering history, literature, acting, directing, stage management, design, and technical theatre), and dance (modern, ballet, tap, Asian and African dance, choreography, and history). Each year, on our three stages, the department presents a wide range of five fully realized productions. These are dramas and comedies, classic and modern plays, new plays, musicals, operas, and dance concerts. Under the guidance of faculty and guest directors and designers, student actors and dancers perform for audiences drawn from all segments of the college community, as well as Queens neighborhoods.
Dept. Office: Rathaus 213
Recent Dance programs and performances included the following:
Our 2021 Student Choreography Showcase, INFINITE SYNAPSE, highlights the work of some of our department’s leading choreography students and marks our first on-campus performance since the start of the pandemic.
DTD presents THE RESTLESS, our 2020 Fall Dance Concert Film, directed by Yin Mei Critchell, with dramaturgy by What Will the Neighbors Say, and featuring the choreography of Yin Mei Critchell and Marshall Davis. Denied the in-person intimacy of dance, QCDTD instead will reach inside your homes and present to you our annual celebration of movement, independence, and life.