We are proud to continue our 138-year-old tradition of producing theatre & dance for the OWU campus and central Ohio area.

Orchesis 20/21

Influenced by life during the pandemic, Ohio Wesleyan University’s student dance company, Orchesis, will be Taking it Outside during its annual dance production. Students will perform in non-traditional spaces, livestream pieces, and dance films. All pieces feature original work and videography by students and dance faculty, Megan Davis Bushway and Rashana Perks Smith. A few Orchesis Alumni also make cameos!

For the campus community, Orchesis 20/21 is scheduled to include four performances of two acts each on Oct. 22, Oct. 23, Oct. 29, and Oct. 30. For the general public, Ohio Wesleyan will debut the two-acts via Zoom at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Click here to register for access to the online event.

Visit owu.edu/orchesis for the latest details.


The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance will present four performances of Inter/Sect, a student-generated and devised theatrical event, at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 3, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

The year 2020 has brought enormous upheavals to our society and way of life. The Theatre & Dance department's response to these events is to allow students to present their unique individual perspectives and reactions to what has and is still occurring all around us. This entirely new theatrical work will showcase student-generated monologues, scenes, and other creative forms in a thought-provoking and powerful work that is sure to be a memorable experience.

The show's devising process and on-stage performance are being directed by Ares Harper, OWU Class of '19.

The production is hopeful that it will be able to seat a small number of live audience members for the performances, which will occur on the Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

To give wider accessibility, the show will be recorded and live-streamed out for viewing online. Visit the ‘Inter/Sect’ page for full information, including live-stream video links and a PDF of the production's program.

Box Office Contact Info


Chappelear Drama Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3855
E thtrdnce@owu.edu