Through world-class studio training and rigorous academics, the Theatre & Dance Department aims to produce flexible, collaborative, inspired artist-thinkers, well-equipped to contribute to the greater good.

The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance experience offers a direct learning partnership among faculty and students—in the classroom, the studio and the performance laboratory. Students are nurtured to succeed and encouraged to take risks. The department offers students daily opportunities to foster the most important goal of the liberal arts experience: education of the whole person.

Theatre & Dance faculty and staff have developed a multi-faceted approach to education that combines exciting creative experience with rigorous professional standards. Students are challenged as artists in the studio and the classroom, working closely with distinguished faculty and internationally recognized guest artists to achieve a conceptual understanding and a practical working knowledge of the performing arts.


  • Staging Courage for Kids

    Muhlenberg theater project for young audiences explores the life of courageous aviatrix Harriet Quimby in a world premiere production, March 24-25, led by Baker Artist-in-Residence Joshua Rashon Streeter

  • Staging What’s Human

    An unconventional approach to theater creates new experiences in “Love and Information,” a collaborative performance coming February 23-26.

  • When Jason Met Medea

    An ancient myth gets a modern rewrite in ‘(&Medea),’ a new script in development this January at Muhlenberg College

  • Theatre & Dance Mainstage

    In Motion

    Empie Theatre
    thru 4/01

    Dynamic dance works by faculty & guest artists Artistic Directors Heidi Cruz-Austin & Robyn Watson Featuring Guest Artist Melanie George Choreographers: Elizabeth June Bergman Heidi Cruz-Austin Karen Dearborn Anito Gavino Natalie Gotter Robyn Watson