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

An Enemy of the People

Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Elane Denny Todd

Truth, Honor, Lies, & Politics. These current themes run rampant in this drama. One man stands alone against a town filled with wild ambition and greed as toxins in the water supply threaten the money-making tourist trade of their town. Opposing personal ethics battle in this intense and timely play.

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