Theatre at FGCU is committed to train and educate future technicians, artists, teachers and creative industry leaders. We draw upon the collaborative traditions of our craft to ask our students to courageously pursue curiosity and boldly risk discovery. We provide respectful environments for students to discipline their findings in daily practice of newly acquired skills and we call upon them to summon their intellect into the service of their performance when we connect the theory of the classroom to the application of the stage.
Theatre at FGCU is also committed to its role within the university. As such, we embrace the humanizing project that has been at the core of the art form for thousands of years. We recognize that we enjoy a unique position in the cultural life of the FGCU community as well as the communities we serve in Southwest Florida. We relish the opportunity to share with our broader constituencies the results of our artistic inquiries into the human condition. With that in mind, we also commit ourselves to the creation of new knowledge in the discipline of theatre through scholarship and theatrical experimentation. We accomplish this by continuing to develop a theatre faculty recognized as practicing artists, scholars, and teachers who are dedicated to research and creative activity. And finally, perhaps most importantly, we are unswerving in our effort to prepare all students for the marketplace of jobs as well as the marketplace of ideas.