Program Mission Statement:
The mission of the Lindsey Wilson Theatre
Department is to provide a nurturing and challenging artistic
environment that celebrates our history and anticipates our future,
and to enhance the cultural and aesthetic experience of our campus
and community through quality productions and educational
Lindsey Wilson's mission is to provide a
learning environment that serves every student, every day.
Emphasis is placed on providing a strong, liberal-arts
foundation for all students so they can appreciate the world from
diverse points of view. In the past two years the Theatre
Program has grown and developed quickly; 6 students have graduated
with the Theatre Minor degree, there are now 15 students working
towards a Minor in Theatre (10 of those are planning to complete
the Major in Theatre if it becomes part of the curriculum), the
program has produced 10 mainstage plays, 2 children's plays, 2
Madrigal Dinners, and a Showcase of student-directed plays and
acting scenes. The renovation of V. P. Henry has provided the
Theatre Program with a first-class facility for theatre production
and technical instruction. The Theatre Program now has a
chapter of Alpha Psi Omega - the National Theatre Honor Society
with 7 members already and 5 more to be inducted this spring.
The Theatre program is to provide:
1. Thorough knowledge of the main components
of the Theatre Arts.
2. Appreciation of the historical and present
impact of theatre on human civilization.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
analyze and create solutions to specific challenges of the
theatre production process.
critically analyze dramatic works.
apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom directly
to rehearsal and performance.
understand Theatre as a vitally important force for
communication and understanding in an increasingly multi-cultural
Written work, objective tests, works-in-progress, rehearsals,
performances and presentations will be assessed using the Written
Communication, Creative Thinking, and Intercultural Knowledge Value
Rubrics as well as the Program Performance, Directing and
Playwriting Rubrics. The capstone assessment will be the
Senior Seminar in which students will demonstrate expertise in one
of the following: performance, design, dramaturgy, directing
Essential Student learning outcomes:
Effective Communication Skills.
Effective skills of inquiry and analysis.
Cultural awareness and engagement as citizens of the nation and
Application and integration of knowledge.
Why choose Theatre?
Theatre has, for 2,500 years, by real and imagined contexts,
questioned and explored the nature of the human being and the world
from many and various perspectives. The program provides
a basic knowledge of the main components of the theatre arts and
appreciation of the historical and present impact of theatre on