For decades the Theatre Board has supported the cultural life of the University. While the Board does not in itself produce artistic works, its raison d’être is to be an avenue of support for student theatre and performance on campus via its various grant, and other funding programs, and through its mentoring role.
Many students benefit from its work – student theatre groups; University residential colleges that produces plays each year; and individuals who seek to improve their theatre/arts skills and/or contribute to the artistic life of the University. The Board not only helps to foster the work of theatre actors and directors but, through various funding schemes it supports others associated with the development and staging of theatre on campus, including designers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians and theatre technicians.
The Theatre Board also provides a mentoring role by providing advice to student theatre makers in regard to both the artistic and administrative aspects of their work.