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ERIC Number: ED306627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-8
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Performance and the Open Door Philosophy.
Oxford, Cheryl Lynne
A Coordinator of Performing Arts at Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina describes the challenges and rewards posed by an open-door educational philosophy in which community service is as important as artistic excellence. The college's mission is to serve the special needs of the community, which primarily consists of state institutions for the deaf, for the mentally retarded, for medium security youth offenders, and for the mentally handicapped and the chemically dependent. The teacher's duties also include supervising local community theater productions and high school productions. The collaborative nature of performance enriches both actors and audiences who might not have the chance to hear the message the discipline of theater usually imparts. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A