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

PRESS RELEASE: New Endowment fund for the Arts

(L to R): Elaine Hall, Julie Adams Strandberg, Linda Walder:

BROWN UNIVERSITY AND THE DANIEL JORDAN FIDDLE FOUNDATION FOR ADULT AUTISM ANNOUNCE NEW ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE ARTS 

Foundation Gift Supports Theater Programs to Benefit Autistic Adults 

(Distributed September 20, 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: Hecuba by Marina Carr, directed by Sienna Vann '17

Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the third show of their 2016–17 season. Hecuba, a modern reimagining written by Marina Carr and directed by senior student Sienna Vann ‘17, runs December 1 through 4 in Leeds Theatre on the main campus at Brown University. 

(Distributed November 21, 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the second show of their 2016–17 season. The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Carson Kreitzer and directed by Professor Spencer Golub, runs November 3 through 6 and 10 through 13 in Stuart Theatre on the main campus at Brown University.

(Distributed October 21, 2016)

PRESS RELEASE: Brown University Theatre Wins Awards at Regional Award Ceremony

Nikteha Salazar '16 receiving her award for Play of the Year.:

Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies picked up three awards for their 2015-16 performance season last week at the first annual Law And Order Party Awards—the Dorrys. Nikteha Salazar ’16 won Play of the Year for The Red Paint. Kym Moore won Director of the Year for The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry and the same show also won Production of the Year. 

 

(Distributed October 7, 2016)