Drama Mission Statement

The theatre at SSC devotes itself through classes, training, and practice to educating students in all aspects of the craft, from acting, directing, and stagecraft to its history and literature, and then back again to the play. The program amply prepares theatre majors for university work upon graduation. Since talent does not discriminate, we encourage students of all disciplines to seek out courses and productions in which they may unlock their hidden talents as they journey with us in the art of drama and in the world of theatre.

Bobbie Saltzman
Drama/Theatre Department, Instructor
SSC Playhouse, Director

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt in your philosophy.”

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, scene v

“I’d have rather run the scene eight times than have wasted that time in chattering away about abstractions. An actor gets it right by doing it over and over.”

Sir Laurence Olivier


“‘Exactly what is the Abbott touch? ‘ an interviewer asked me the other day. ‘I make them say their final syllables,’ I answered. A joke, but with much sense to it. (A) major fault of too many productions is actors with sloppy diction. . . they never learned to say a final t .”

George Abbott, stage director


“Whatever you do, kid, serve it with a little dressing.”

George M. Cohan to Spencer Tracy