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Theatre Is Where The Heart Is

A visit with Clyde Ruffin, Professor, Theatre Department

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: theatre Tambourines to Glory Strands Kellogg National Fellowship Holding Up The Sky

The Director’s Philosophy

Topics: theatre teaching

Ruffin explains his approach: “You know, I hadn’t really thought about whether or not I had a philosophy, because I was committed to doing what I felt was right; I’m kind of guided by my heart in that way.” He inspires his students and actors by encouraging them to be confident and to take ownership of their talent. He doesn’t believe in offering his students intensive direction throughout rehearsals and class; he feels that personal development is more valuable to human growth.