The Department of Theatre partners with the Clarence Brown Theatre in a dual professional and educational mission. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the Clarence Brown Theatre serves Knoxville and East Tennessee as the state’s regional theatre. The faculty in the Department of Theatre are appointed as members of the artistic company of the Clarence Brown, supporting the professional mission in their area of expertise. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society.