The Dalton Department’s mission is to build a community and culture of learning, collaboration, and creative theatre art
through curriculum, production, and closely supervised independent projects; to nurture collaborative relationships among young theatre artists as they make meaning with text, voice, music, rhythm, movement, light, form, texture, and color; to help students develop habits of observation, self-study, and critical commentary which are generous in spirit, insightful, and helpful; and to bring to life before the Dalton community a broad range of dramatic literature and performance styles, offering as many students as possible opportunities to participate in the unique conjunction of work and play, instruction and delight, art and business which is the Art of Theatre.
Our planet is currently hurtling on an unwavering trajectory toward mass extinction. And while every day we accrue more information and data, more facts, figures, and charts explaining how this is happening and what the consequences are, we curiously cannot seem to invest ourselves fully in slowing the process down. Perhaps this is because data and information reinforce the very construct that is at at the root of the problem -- our anthropocentric approach to planet.