The Drama Department at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts aims to provide students with an opportunity to participate in multiple components of a theatrical production in order to create a comprehensive understanding of the essential elements each component provides. Students will develop world views by exploring dramatic literature that is representative of various cultural perspectives. They will also be challenged to view theatre as a lightning rod for social change, replacing complacency with action and apathy with empathy. Their training will lay the pre-professional groundwork that will provide them with the skills necessary to continue their artistic pursuits at prestigious universities and conservatories. Students performances will help to unite the SCPA family and provide a source of pride for students, staff, families, alumni and the extended arts community.