The Shape of Training: Undergraduate Programs (Midwest/South Edition)

Since the 1950s, educators have played a critical role in guiding the artform and establishing its core principles, but now with the industry’s landscape evolving as artists and patrons continue to challenge antiquated systems, how are the institutions responsible for training young artists adapting, and what role will they play in our ever-changing future?

Join The Drama League’s Associate Artistic Director Nilan in conversation with theater educators from around the country in this podcast mini-series covering the ins and outs of undergraduate theater programs. In this week’s episode, we explore institutions in the Midwest and South United States with Mark Castle (Samford University), Douglas Finlayson (Webster University), Paul Gatrell (Belmont University), and Matt Schwader (Avila University).