Introduction to Theatre is a survey course which offers an inside look at how theatre works - both from the audience and the performers' perspectives. The overview includes the roles of the audience, the writers, the actors, the directors, and the technicians - and how those roles have evolved over time. It is designed to develop in the student an understanding and appreciation of theatrical productions. Students will get a first-hand look at a production in progress and also have an opportunity to experience a taste of performance at the end of the semester in a team presentation. This course helps students build confidence in their communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.