Arts and Culture at Wake Forest

Arts and Culture at Wake Forest University


Courses include acting, voice and movement, design, production, directing and the history of theatre. Students not only learn through books and lectures, but through self exploration and creative expression as well. The department’s small size but large number of classes and productions makes performance possible for almost everyone through dynamic plays and musicals encompassing a variety of periods and styles, and offers practical exposure to performing and producing plays.

Theatre: Spring 2014 Highlights


Our Country’s Good

The first Governor of a wild new penal colony in Australia believed in the transformative power of theatre. Arguing the merits of allowing criminals to perform a play, Captain Arthur Phillip says, “The theatre is an expression of civilization…for a few hours we will no longer be despised prisoners and hated gaolers. We will laugh, we may be moved, we may even think a little. Can you think of something else that will provide such an evening?”

The Olivier and Tony Award winning play, Our Country’s Good tells the moving, sometimes painful, and often funny story of the dedication and passion a group of convicts in one of the remotest corners of their known world, poured into the production of a play that changed their lives.

Friday, April 4 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 5 at 7:30pm

Added March 3rd