Mission, Values & Vision Statement


Theater Program Mission:

The Bates Theater program thrives on the belief that joyful collaboration is integral to approaching this field. Through experiential learning, theoretical exploration and embodied practice, we offer space for a broad range of student journeys, celebrating the individual as well as the larger ensemble. Valuing process over product, we welcome all who wish to join our community to deepen their appreciation of theater arts and engage in the dynamic relationship between art and the human experience.







Experiential Learning


Theater Program Vision:

The Bates Theater program seeks to provide an unparalleled liberal arts experience led by faculty and staff who are active professionals in their field. We train the future generation of innovative thinkers, active and supportive collaborators, and individuals with a fierce commitment to transform and better our world.