Welcome to Theatre Arts & Performance Studies

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 theoretical explorations of performance in global perspective - theatre, dance, speech, performance art, and performative "roles" in everyday life.

In addition to the Undergraduate Program, the department offers a Doctoral Program in Theatre and Performance Studies, an MFA Program in Playwriting, and the Brown/Trinity MFA Programs in Acting and Directing.

The department is also a part of the Engaged Scholarship Program at Brown University. The program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study performance theory while simultaneously working with communities outside of the university to create and investigate socially engaged performance that tackles complex social issues.

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Society for Theatre Research, Brown University Awardees

 Professor Rebecca Schneider and PhD alum Michelle Liu Carriger at the 2019 ASTR awards ceremony 

We are thrilled to announce that faculty, current students, and alums of Brown's PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies have been recognized for their scholarly achievements at this year's conference of the American Society for Theatre Research:

(Distributed November 18, 2019)

Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies’ Sock & Buskin announce their 2019 - 2020 season. This season marks the 118th Sock & Buskin season and 50-years of Dance at Brown

 Photo Credit: Kate Noel

Celebrating 50-years of Dance at Brown, the season will kick off with the annual Family Weekend Dance Concert performed in Ashamu Dance Studio, October 18 - 20. Featuring works choreographed by faculty, alumni and guest artists from the Providence community, Family Weekend Dance welcomes students and their families into the dance community at Brown and marks the beginning of a new year of art making and community engagement.

(Distributed July 5, 2019)