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About the Department
The Department of Theatre and Cinema serves Radford University, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through its comprehensive theatre curriculum and production programs. Deeply committed to teaching and learning, the department nurtures the development of creative, well-rounded theatre artists able to work individually and collaboratively to solve problems, build community and meet the challenges of a diverse world.
In 2023, the Department of Theatre and Cinema completed a 26 page history of the department written by Professor Emeritus Chuck Hayes with additions and edits by Kathleen Harshberger ('80), former Chair Carl Lefko and current Chair Rich Dunham. The overview records and highlights important figures, changes and events from the early 1900s to the present. To read online or download a copy, please click the button below.