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In this modern, digital age, sometimes we let the machines and technology do the thinking and talking for us. But sometimes, we need to remember what it’s like to be human, and to experience empathy and study first hand how humans behave. And even if chemistry, engineering, and physics are very important, we need to take into consideration the craft of acting and the art of theatre.

Whatever your feelings about the legitimacy of theater as a college major, or its eventual earnings potential, there are important struggles and discoveries happening in the acting classroom. As technology and machines consume more and more of life, perhaps theater can help us remember what it means to act like a human. — Tracey Moore

Read the full article on why theatre majors are important in this digital age in The Chronicle of Higher Education.