MPAC as a Classroom for Bryn Athyn College
The Mitchell Performing Arts Center is a highly valued facility of Bryn Athyn College. Mimi Mitchell, longtime supporter of the performing arts and drama teacher at Academy of the New Church, was one of the major benefactors of the renovation to the Assembly Hall, which is now MPAC. Mimi also contributed her substantial enthusiasm and theatrical experience to the project so that it might augment students' experiences in higher education.
Bryn Athyn College utilizes MPAC for acting classes, lectures, internships, an annual theatrical production, and as a workspace for all aspects of performing arts education. A variety of opportunities are provided in hopes that students will come explore the many aspects of theater and find one that inspires them as individuals. Involvement in theater teaches students important life skills such as time management and teamwork, and also shows them how art can positively impact the lives of an audience. The adrenaline, excitement, and constant innovation that happens in this theater enriches the lives of Bryn Athyn College students every day.