About Dance Nation


By Clare Barron

Directed by Suli Holum

September 22 - October 2, 2022

Stage Manager: Miranda Watkins

Somewhere in middle America, an army of preteen competitive dancers plots to take the dance world by storm, by any means necessary. If their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top and win Nationals in Tampa Bay. DANCE NATION is a satirical dark comedy about the ignition of adolescence and the chaos it injects into all life as we know it. 

Content Warning: DANCE NATION includes strong language, graphic depictions of blood and serious physical injury, characters engaged in self-touch, characters in various states of undress, and graphic discussion of genitalia and bodies. It also includes discussions of rape and suicide. 

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Located on the northern edge of the Avenue of the Arts, Temple Theaters, the production program of the Department of Theater, has established itself as one of the finest nationally-ranked theater training programs in the nation. Temple University’s Department of Theater offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in acting, design, directing, musical theater, playwriting and theater education. As part of Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts, the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts offers hallmark programs in theater, film and media arts that engage students with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and fuse the high-quality training with rigorous scholarship and artistry.