Introduction to the Department

Theatre ClassThe 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

Red Hot & Cole April 8-9 & 15-16 at 8:00 p.m. & April 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley, and Randy Strawderman
Stage direction by Elane Denny-Todd
Music direction by Jason Hiester

The exhilarating musical revue of the life and music of Cole Porter will capture your heart! Featuring over two dozen Porter songs, this co-production with our Department of Music bubbles with excitement and music that has become internationally famous. The production celebrates the great American songwriter and the melodies, style, and wit he brought to Broadway and Hollywood.

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
F 740-368-3858