"The stage is a magical circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe."
- P. S. Baber
Theatre is perhaps the quintessential liberal art, taking for its subject matter what it means to be human. The curriculum integrates theory, history and practice, including foundational training in acting, directing, dramatic writing and design, and culminates in a senior capstone project. In addition, the department works closely with Blackfriars, a volunteer student theatre organization, to create a student-centered production program that encourages individual leadership and responsibility.