Whitman College’s Department of Theatre and Dance produce an eight-show season each academic year. Our Alexander Stage and Freimann Studio Theatre host productions open to the Whitman and Walla Walla community.

Department Faculty

Christopher Petit, Department Chair and Director of Theatre

Renée Archibald, Director of Dance

Jessica Cerullo

Kristen Kosmas

Robin Waytenick Smasne

Nathan Tomschek

Kevin Walker 

Jimmy Maize, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-15

Akiko Nishijima Rotch, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-2015

Guest Artist Program

In addition to our curricular and production offerings, the department of Theatre and Dance invites professional playwrights, designers, directors and performers to work with our students as part of our Guest Artist Program. This program is made possible through a generous endowment that allows working professionals to visit the Whitman Campus and share their expertise, experience, and talent with our theatre students.

HJT Box Office

Keri Weber is the Department of Theatre and Dance Administrative Assistant. You can reach Keri, at our box office directly, at 509.527.5180