About the Theatre Department

School of Arts and Letters: Theatre Department

In-Law, Outlaws - Theatre ProductionsWe believe our theatre program is the ultimate liberal arts/active learning experience. Theatre embraces every major system of thought and humanist concern, both as theory and in practice.

As an actor, you not only study the great ideas; you must inhabit them. As a director or designer, you cannot merely be familiar with facts of history or cultural forces; you must recreate them.

Though we do not lack the resources or ambition, our program does not offer a conservatory or undergraduate professional training experience.

Our faculty believes that theatre is best engaged as a whole and living art, immediate and vital to the spirit of liberal arts education and the realities of a fluid, changeable world.

The key to our program’s vitality and success is surely our flexibility. Our students are not encouraged to stake their futures on a single talent or skill. They are prepared for life and careers of changing conditions and challenges.

Our students are characteristically independent both in mind and in their work; they know how to maintain self-discipline and focus even as circumstances alter or the best plans fail.

This program emphasizes generalist study and collaboration as it cultivates each individual’s talents, temperaments and potential.




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Working on hair and make-up in preparation for a theatre production

Building props for a theatre productionTwo actors performing on stage

Theatre Production: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
February 23 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Theatre Production: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
February 24 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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