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.
"Hello! My name is Regina Aiuppa and I am a fourth year Communication and Theatre Arts double major. I am currently working on directing Fefu and Her Friends for my senior capstone project. As a young artist, directing Fefu and Her Friends taught me how important it is to surround yourself with hard-working people that want to make a dream into a reality. I am proud to say that a dream of mine has been fulfilled through this project. The cast and crew of Fefu and Her Friends has worked incredibly hard to tell the story of eight eccentric women of the 1930s, and I think it is fair to say that these ladies are nothing but ordinary. Stereotypes are exploited, topics are touchy, and bullets fly all within one afternoon. Thank you for supporting the arts and I hope you enjoy!"
Fun fact: Regina is the 2017 Commencement speaker!
"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)