CREATE A CULTURE OF ACCEPTANCE AND INCLUSION:
We're in the business of engaging and teaching any and every student, and we deeply instill this in our classes. Learning is better facilitated when all students feel like a part of a true team, which can only be achieved through acceptance and inclusion of everyone.
EVERY STUDENT HAS A VOICE AND IS RESPECTED FOR THEIR INDIVIDUALITY:
The best teams are made up of strong individuals. We inspire uniqueness and individuality in our students, and encourage them to value the same in themselves and in others. We encourage our students to form opinions and instill in them the confidence to stand up for themselves.
TEACH LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND RESPONSIBILITY, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED OUTSIDE OF THEATRE:
In a world fraught with distraction, it is imperative that we motivate our students to take responsibility and improve themselves. Learning does not end with school, it is a life-long engagement, and when empowered to self-actualize, our students stand ready to learn more, readily adapt, and change the world.
THE OUTCOME OF THE STUDENT OUTWEIGHS THE OUTCOME OF THE PERFORMANCE:
We believe that process is more important than product. Process is where true learning happens. The glory and rush of performance is temporary, but what happens inside of the classroom, the habits made and tenets instilled, sticks with students for life.
When you are in a true state of learning, it is always fun. Period. If the students and teachers are not having fun with the learning, no true learning is actually happening.