We are an academic and service-oriented theatre department at a small liberal arts college. We do not provide narrow vocational training, but rather, we are committed both to the development of concrete skills and to the acquisition of critical habits of mind and humane qualities across a broad array of theatre practice and study activities.
Our program of academics and artistic work is oriented around personal development and creative collaboration.
All students are invited to participate in theatre at Warren Wilson. We value communication, collegiality and creativity!
Each year, Warren Wilson Theatre orchestrates a variety of activities, including:
Our Mission Statement and Goals are below. Please also visit these links for more detailed information on our program:
The mission of the Theatre Department is to empower students to form and bring to life artistic visions in concert with their peers, and to prepare students to lead lives distinguished by self-awareness, open communication, and making a difference. In the context of a well-rounded liberal arts education, students expand their intellectual, emotional, and practical capacities by learning a broad range of skills needed to create theatre, and by investigating the purpose of theatre as a collaborative art form.
To develop the theoretical knowledge and perceptual abilities needed to identify and recognize the purposes and effects of the students’ own and others’ artistic work;
To develop the fundamental skills in performance, management, design and technical work needed to implement a theatrical vision effectively and to pursue post-graduate opportunities competitively;
To ensure that students inculcate a process of creative self-awareness developed through communication and collaboration with peers;
To develop knowledge of a wide variety of theatrical genres and working methods, as well as the ability to put new experiences into broader historical and artistic contexts;
To provide opportunities for motivated students to develop in-depth a particular specialty or interest in acting, directing, design, or stage management.
Questions about the theatre program at Warren Wilson?
Please feel free to contact any member of the Theatre Faculty or Staff.