within this mission we endeavor to...

  1. Take a proactive role in creating  a theater community which is inclusive and representative of our region;

  2. provide students with direct mentorship from working theater professionals, introducing them to the diversity of viable careers in the theater industry;

  3. create a collaborative and authentic learning environment in regard to professional practices and expectations;

  4. connect students to American musicals not only as vehicles for self-expression, but also as significant artistic achievements, rich texts, and unique expressions of our nation’s history and heritage; and

  5. support classroom learning by providing quality arts-based education experiences for students—both at The 5th and in-residence throughout the community and in areas where opportunities for arts education are limited.