In a society of all texting and social media.. we have lost the art of conversation. If you can tell me a better place to hone that skill then a theater … raise your hand. I can tell you that I personally thank the MPC theater department for my success as a performer in all that I have done ... and all that I will do. I don’t know if building a sports complex can do the same for its athletes as a theater can do for those who do theater or those who attend it.
If you want a person to develop a personality and manners you send them to do theater. If you want a person to learn about history ... you tell them to do theater. If you want to hirer a person to be a great sales person or a team player you look to the theater. You want a mom or dad that you will never forget ... hope they are actors! Please tell me what other department of your school does that ... TIMES UP! Stop building stadiums and start building stages.
Will Roberts - Former Cirque du Soleil
SAG member - 25 years