The Division of Theatre & Dance offers professional training in a liberal arts setting. We prepare undergraduate students for careers in the performing arts and theatre education by providing a broad-based foundation in theatre and dance through individualized mentoring.
Our diverse faculty, comprised of working professional artists dedicated to advancing the discipline, offer instruction in stage and film performance, dramaturgy, design and technology, and unique areas such as Aerial Dance and Entertainment Rigging.
Our program is distinct in that it focuses on addressing each student's needs whether they seek a career as a performer, designer, technician, educator or other chosen profession.
The Division of Theatre & Dance produces 4 mainstage productions per year in the Bud Frank Theatre, located in Gilbreath Hall on ETSU's main campus. This 209 seat proscenium stage is named after the Theatre Program founder Harold (Bud) Frank, who taught acting and directing in the Department of Communication along with his wife Daryl, who specialized in children's theatre and stage movement. Additionally experimental works are produced in the newly renovated Studio 205, a black box theatre located in the Campus Center Building on the main campus.
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Division of Theatre & Dance
PO Box 70626
Johnson City, TN 37614
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
1 hour prior to events
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 423-439-6511 or by emailing email@example.com
Please check the Division of Theatre & Dance Callboard located in the Theatre Office (Campus Center Building 201A) for open auditions of upcoming 2013-2014 productions.
Fall 2013 Shows
Other Desert Cities by John Robin Baitz
Tradin' Paint by Catherine Bush
Patchwork Players Performance