One of the most exciting recent developments in my teaching career has been the introduction of a new class that we’ve unofficially titled “Theatre for Good.” Exploring the worlds of applied theatre and drama, artistic social entrepreneurship, community development, Augusto Boal and even grant writing, we begin with a somewhat controversial statement: “Students in our program should not only ask not ‘what their degree can do for them’ but also ‘what their degree can do for their world.’ Freely appropriated from John F. Kennedy’s charge to the nation at his 1961 inauguration, the sentiment is similar in the call to think beyond the boundaries of ‘self’ to the larger challenges in our communities, our nation and our world.