Learning Outcomes

Theater Department Mission

As a group of dynamic artists and educators, the Theater Department ignites creative, theatrical experiences for all participants (students, audiences and artists).

  • The department is committed to scholarly and artistic creativity, to the integration of theory and experience, to the dynamics of theatrical process and to positive human values.
  • The department is dedicated to educating students by helping them understand that theater is a formalization of human experience. It functions as a means to:
    1. Explore what it means to be human
    2. Discover and illuminate diverse constructions of reality
    3. Celebrate our spirit
  • Through course work and productions students develop appreciation for the many artistic contributions necessary to making theater. They learn skills, such as collaboration, time-management, team-building, leadership, self-discipline, communication, critical analysis, innovative thinking and creativity, which prepare them for multiple career opportunities in law, education, management, business, social services as well as the arts.

Contact the Theater Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Mark Hennigs
Chair, Theater Department