Why Teach Theatre in our Schools?
Theatre is a SCIENCE.
Theatre is MATHEMATICAL.
Theatre is a FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
Theatre is HISTORY.
Theatre is PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
Theatre is LANGUAGE ARTS.
Theatre is BUSINESS.
Theatre is TECHNOLOGY.
Theatre is ECONOMICS.
Theatre is taught in schools
Not because you are expected to major in theatre,
Not because you are expected to perform all through life,
Not so you can relax,
Not so you can have fun,
So you will recognize BEAUTY,
So you will be SENSITIVE,
So you will be closer to an INFINITE BEYOND THIS WORLD,
So you will have more LOVE,
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living
Unless you know how to live?
That is why theatre is taught in our schools.
Cort Manton is a fourth year Psychology and Theatre Arts double major. Her recent Carroll work includes Master Electrician for RENT, Stage Manager for Tales of Odysseus and Lighting Designer for Spring Awakening. Before she graduates this winter, she is working on directing A Payment Unkind in Senseless
as her Capstone Project.
Bryan LaPaz is a fourth year Theatre Arts Major with a Fine Arts Administrator Minor. Previously he directed William Blake's How I Met Your Mother and is currently the Scene Shop Assistant. For his Capstone Project, he is working on creating and directing Our World After in Senseless.
"We believe in teaching Theatre as an ART FORM. We train students to know what it means to be an Artist."
Picture at top: RENT, Summer Repertory Series 2015
(Photo credit: Andrea Klohn)