Theatre/Dance Department Mission:
To train theatre practitioners who are educated and competently trained to work in the theatre and/or pursue advanced academic and professional work in theatre. To provide cultural growth and enrichment for the University. To provide cultural resources for the region beyond the campus.
As partial fulfillment of its mission, the Theatre/Dance Department produces four productions in Barnett Theatre, a Children's Tour, and Dance concert during the academic year and three summer productions. Tickets are sold to the public and the work is viewed by hundreds of people. These productions must demonstrate the highest quality possible. Therefore, the directors hold open casting sessions. Roles in plays are open to all students and community residents on a competitive basis. Except in plays where race itself is an issue, casting is decided on the basis of ability, not race. The director is responsible for all final decisions and has the freedom to select people who, in his/her judgement, are strongest for the part.
(Revised and Approved October 25, 1994)