Our Mission Statement tells you about common goals and shared values of the artists and educators in the Theater Department. How we understand theater affects how you learn and grow.
The Department of Theater at Lafayette College is committed to nurturing artists, scholars, and collaborators through a rigorous and integrated course of study in the classroom, in the studio, and in production. In exploring the multidisciplinary nature of theater as well as its historical legacies, global traditions, and contemporary challenges, both our curriculum and our productions train students, regardless of major, to thrive in a wide range of future endeavors. Our focus on mentoring and student-centered learning assists students in developing valuable life skills applicable to any career path, while also preparing serious theater students for both graduate study and professional careers in theater and related fields. The Department also serves the Lafayette campus and surrounding communities by creating productions that instill in College and local audiences of all ages a deep and lifelong appreciation for the theater and embody an aesthetic of performance that is dynamic, inclusive, and responsive to issues facing the planet.