Monday, September 10, 2018
9-10:30 AM
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex

Welcome Class of 2022! Learn more about what is available to you through the Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton’s program and course offerings in Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Theater and Music Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier. Program directors and current students will provide a brief overview of each program beginning at 9:00 a.m. Find out more important information for first-year students on our Class of 2022 Welcome page.


INTRODUCTION: Michael Cadden, Chair, Lewis Center for the Arts 


CREATIVE WRITING: Tracy K. Smith, Director

The Program in Creative Writing welcomes you. All Creative Writing courses, with the exception of advanced sections, have reserved seats for first-year students and are by application only. You may only apply for one creative writing course per semester. Starting August 1, 2018, you may apply for a workshop in Introductory Poetry, Introductory Fiction, Literary Translation, or Introduction to Screenwriting: Writing the Short Film. The deadline is Monday, September 10 at 2 p.m. The application includes a paragraph describing your interest in the genre. Application results will be emailed to you by early morning, Tuesday, September 11. You will be instructed to immediately select a section, which are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Program Associate Erin West with questions:


DANCE: Susan Marshall, Director

DAN 210, 211, 213, 319, 320, 419, and 420 are open to first year students. DAN 210, 211, and 213 are open enrollment and accessible on TigerHub, and DAN 319, 320, 419 and 420 require a mandatory placement class that will take place on Tuesday, September 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater at the Lewis Arts complex.

Want to perform in the Princeton Dance Festival?

DAN 319, 320, 419 and 420 offer technical training and repertory rehearsals partnered with the study of the evolution of choreographic thought. Students in these classes will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival, November 30 – December 2, 2018, at the Berlind Theater. To enroll in these courses, students must attend placement class on Tuesday, September 11 at 3 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater. Placement notification will be emailed to students by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Students who want to perform may also audition with guest choreographers Marguerite Hemmings on September 13 and Crystal Pite, staged by Alexandra Damiani, on September 18 (date subject to change).

To learn more, please attend a dance information session immediately following the LCA Open House in the Hearst Dance Theater and consult this overview of course information for first year students. Dance program faculty and staff will also conduct informal studio tours and be available to speak with you between 1–3 p.m. Please contact Program Associate Cindy Rosenfeld with questions:


THEATER: Jane Cox, Director

We welcome all students, regardless of experience level, in our classes, on our stages and on our creative teams. For participation in our theater season, would-be performers should attend our (friendly) open auditions September 11-12 and the week of October 8; non-performers should contact Jane Cox,, with interest in creative and backstage roles. Most available courses are open enrollment via TigerHub, including THR 101 (Introduction to Theater Making — a recommended class for freshmen and sophomores), THR 218 (Acting and Directing Workshop – acting section), THR 205 (Introduction to Playwriting), THR 334 (Nature of Theatrical Reinvention) and THR 365 (Theater and Society Now). First-year students interested in acting classes can contact Jane Cox for entrance into THR 201 (Introduction to Acting); first-year students with prior acting training may apply for permission to enroll in THR 301 (Intermediate Acting) by contacting Mark Nelson, THR 451 is by audition (for acting roles) or by application (for stage managing or other creative team roles). THR 210A and THR 210B do not have available spots this fall; THR 400 and THR 418 are not open to first-year students. Please contact Jane Cox for enrollment in THR 361 (The Art of Producing). Please contact Program Director Jane Cox with any questions about the theater program and theater season:


MUSIC THEATER: Stacy Wolf, Director

All music theater courses are open to first-year students. Please contact Program Associate Joe Fonseca with questions:


VISUAL ARTS: Martha Friedman, Director

Immerse yourself in an introductory course in Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Design, and more in the Program in Visual Arts. Work intimately with stellar contemporary artists and dirty your hands in the trenches of materiality and object-making while exploring and analyzing the structures that form the core of our experience, illuminating the meta questions underlying society, culture, and progress. All 200-level VIS courses are open to first-year students and welcome all levels of experience. Please contact Program Associate Kristy Seymour with questions:


PRINCETON ATELIER:  Paul Muldoon, Director

Unique, one-time interdisciplinary courses are offered, taught by Princeton faculty and professional guest artists focusing on the collaborative creation of new work. A limited number of seats are being held in both fall Princeton Atelier courses for first-year students. For interest in either ATL 498 or ATL 499, please contact Mary O’Connor at: To apply for ATL 499, please visit Questions about the program? Email Joe Fonseca,



Map + Directions

The Wallace Theater is located on the Forum level of the Wallace Dance Building at the Lewis Arts complex, located at 122 Alexander Street in Princeton, NJ.

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Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Program in Music Theater
  • Princeton Atelier
  • Program in Creative Writing
  • Program in Dance
  • Program in Theater
  • Program in Visual Arts