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.
Following his recognition as a National YoungArts finalist in Theater, Dalton Senior George Porteous ’23 was named one of this year’s 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. The Presidential Scholars Medallion, presented on behalf of President Biden, is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify artistic and academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community service. George is one of three recipients recognized for acting.