In Douglas College, it is the athletics department that votes against the Performing Arts fee. They want to be the only student body that adds a cost to the student union component of registration. They can often be found seated in the concourse, wearing sweatpants and corporate labels. They always appear to be in good health and form.

College athletics, however is very much the same experience as theatre. There is training involved, warmup, an element of performance, mental preparation, cues, physicality, and improvisation. I almost chose an elective in athletics in my last year of theatre, but opted instead for political science. I think that I made a good choice.