Introduction to the Department

The Department of Theatre &
Dance at Ohio Wesleyan encourages students—beginning in their first year—to get involved onstage, backstage, and in the classroom. Within the context of the liberal arts, we offer pre-professional training in the traditional areas of acting and directing, dance, technical theatre and design, stage management, theatre education, playwriting, literature and history, and arts management.

Many students in our department double major in another discipline, such as English, Politics & Government, Economics, Health & Human Kinetics, Zoology, Modern Foreign Languages, and Psychology.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Upcoming Production

Androcles and the Lion

Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

By Aurand Harris
Directed by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr.

The delightful award-winning tale for the youth of any age as one befriends an animal in need and makes a friend for life. A traveling commedia dell’ arte company brings this zany colorful comedy to life with selective scenes, songs, and slapsticks. Suitable for all ages! Special matinee shows.

Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general.
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.

Box Office Info

Department Contact Info


Chappelear Drama Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3845
P Box Office - 740-368-3855
F 740-368-3858

Department Contact

Chair: Glen Vanderbilt

Office Manager/ Production Coordinator: Elizabeth Beach