In recent years, drama has appeared in colorful and diverse manifestations across the La Sierra campus. In English/Communication, several dramatic literature courses are now available, which consider diverse readings from the ancient Greek tradition, the Elizabethan Age, and the contemporary stage. Thanks to the inspiration of our graduate students, regularly scheduled dramas are now sponsored each quarter by the department. At the same time, the Music Department has staged several successful "Broadway-style" productions. Within the past year, three student events have been directed and produced by undergraduates.
Clearly, the evidence suggests a growing trend in student interest and participation in drama. Since most regional academies and high schools now have drama clubs and/or departments, new students arrive at LSU expecting theater in our classrooms and on our stages. Coincidentally, recruitment for English majors by way of our fledgling theater program has been quite successful.