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The beginnings of professional quality training with a liberal arts education form the basic teaching philosophy of the School of Theatre and Dance. To accomplish this goal, a strong attempt has been made to engage a faculty that is academically qualified and experienced in professional theatre as well. Emphasis is placed on high-quality production work from design to performance. Plays are selected on the basis of roles that will enable student actors to grow and not on the play's literary significance alone. Students are given priority in casting, but only when the role is deemed right for a student's particular phase of development. Student talent is augmented by guest professional artists, faculty and townspeople to give young actors the opportunity to work with more experienced performers.

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