The Mission of the Rufus M & Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
To integrate the performing arts into the daily life of Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, by
- Serving as the local, accessible cultural hub for artists and audiences of the Eastern Shore;
- Inviting the active participation of the region’s minority artists and audiences;
- Continuing the involvement of primary school students and teachers by building upon its successful children’s theatre program;
- Developing programming which creates a vital link with the region’s secondary school students and teachers;
- Bringing a diverse schedule of affordable performing arts programming to a new audience: the farmers, waterman and women, small business people, students, workers and families of the rural Eastern Shore.
To inspire young Eastern Shore artists by integrating the TPAC’s programming and presentations with Chesapeake College’s broad new performing arts curriculum.
To host the students, faculty and staff of Chesapeake College, as well as the public, at such ceremonial events as commencements, inaugurations, honor society inductions, college fundraising events and gala celebrations.
To provide an affordable venue for public or private conferences, meetings and symposia, located in a region where there are a finite number of comparably equipped public meeting places.
To achieve a level of excellence in all endeavors in order to provide a pleasant experience for each person who makes use of the Todd Performing Arts Center.