We encourage students to explore relationships between form and content by developing formal aesthetic tools and critical thinking skills. Our core teaching commitment is to guide students in their development as critical thinkers equipped to make theatre/performance work that is intellectually rigorous and artistically sophisticated. As artists working within the academy, we are dedicated mentors of students with artistic talent and professional aspirations. We support students in expressing themselves thoughtfully and imaginatively, regarding theatre as an on-going vital cultural and political force. Our teaching portfolio maintains our commitment to building bridges between theory and practice in the field of Theatre and Performance Studies.