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.
Tim L’Empereur is currently a junior at Carroll University. He is double-majoring in Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering) and Theatre and Arts Management. This past summer he was the Production Manager at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI. Tim focuses on the technical side of theatre - his past work at Carroll has included being the Lighting Designer for As It Is In Heaven and A Workshop Musical: Heathers the Musical. He has also worked as the Audio Engineer for Sondheim’s Women and RENT. This semester, Tim is doing both sound and light design for The Glass Menagerie. In the future, he plans to continue combining his love of technology and theatre through lighting design and electrical engineering.
"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)