Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

A Greeting from Tom Hanks

Behind the Curtain

Debut by Wright State graduate named one of top independent films of 2021

“Holler,” which was written and directed by Wright State motion pictures alumna Nicole Riegel, was named one of the Top 10 Independent Films of 2021 by the National Board of Review.

BBQ discovery

Wright State students produced a nationally televised commercial for a Dayton multipurpose sauce company
The students produced the commercial in collaboration with Wright State's New Media Incubator.

Success Stories

Student Profile

Stage direction

Wright State senior Grace Beckman combines mechanical engineering with stage management
Grace Beckman, a mechanical engineering and stage management major, is part of the team producing "Mamma Mia!" in the Festival Playhouse.
Student Profile

Will power

First-year student Ariana Bush’s perseverance earns her a spot in Wright State’s Dance Program while pursuing political science
Ariana Bush was accepted into Wright State’s Dance Program after two years of singing lessons, intensive ballet classes, community theatre and College Credit Plus classes.


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