Welcome to TAPS

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) is the intellectual and artistic center at Brown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical, and theorectical explorations of performance in gobal perspective - theatre, dance, speech, performance art, and performative "roles" in everyday life.


The Box Office is closed for the summer and will re-open in the Fall.

For inquiries about performances and events, please email: taps@brown.edu.

Emeritus Professor Don Wilmeth wins 2015 Alumni Achievement Award from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Congratulations are in order for Emeritus Professor Don Wilmeth who has been awarded the 2015 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni Acheivement Award. The honor is the highest conferred by the Alumni Association on behalf of the University. The award is presented to alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen profession or life's work.

(Distributed May 7, 2015)

Professor Ybarra wins Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring

Huge congratulations to Professor Patricia Ybarra who has received the 2014-15 Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring.

The award is for a faculty member who has made a significant contribution as an advisor or mentor to graduate students. Any Brown faculty member who has served as graduate advisor, trainer, or dissertation chair, unofficial or official mentor is eligible for nomination.

(Distributed May 7, 2015)