Student Workshops and Full Productions

The Department of Theater typically offers at least one opportunity for the performance of either a workshop or a fully-realized student production each term. Proposals are normally due at the end of the first week of each term.

Spring 2020

Workshop and/or Full Production Proposal Guidelines and Deadlines

Fall 2020 Workshop or Full Production Application Deadline

In light of the current state of campus activities, the department will not be accepting Workshop or Full Production proposals for the fall 2020 term. We are welcoming general student performance project proposals for the term, however; CLICK HERE for more information.

Workshop or Full Productions: Proposal Guidelines
Please read the Workshop and/or Full Production program information below BEFORE submitting your application!

All applications must be received electronically on on or before the term's deadline; proposals should be emailed to Milena Zuccotti. The program is open to any major, minor or other experienced theater student who has completed the required coursework. Proposals should include the following information:

  • Proposal Description and copy of script when applicable
  • Proposed Production Category (Workshop or Full Production) 
  • Summary of applicant's Department of Theater coursework and production experience
  • Proposed budget
  • Design and technical requests
  • Proposed artistic collaborators. Note that identified collaborators (stage manager, designers, etc.) must have advance approvals from pertinent faculty
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  • Faculty member who has agreed to mentor on the project

Students should be thoroughly familar with the project paramaters for workshops and/or full productions before submitting a proposal. Samples of past proposals can be found HERE

Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact Milena Zuccotti or Production Manager Jennifer Collins Hard for more information and additional details before applying.

About the Program

Workshop Productions: In a Nutshell

The Workshop production opportunity provides students with an avenue to begin translating the text or other performative content to the stage with the support of actors and minimal design elements. The Workshop category may serve as the next step of development for a new play following a table or staged reading through Studio Lab. It also offers an effective platform for students who wish to explore experimental approaches to staging or texts. Site-specific work can be proposed as part of a Workshop presentation, as can design-based proposals.

Project parameters are as follows:

  • Workshop directors must have taken THEA 54: Directing  
  • Faculty mentorship is provided to the student who has proposed the project
  • Workshop projects rehearse over 5-6 weeks total, with a maximum of 15-20 hours per week
  • Up to 4 hours of technical rehearsal and 4 hours of dress rehearsal, over two nights
  • Workshop projects receive no more than two performance dates
  • Workshop proposals may include requests for limited design support, to be granted at the discretion of the department 
  • Stage Management involvement to be determined on a case-by-case basis, subject to project needs, schedule, and available personnel  
  • Total available budget of $350.00 to support the work

The Workshop production opportunity is typically available every term except summer; proposals are accepted at the start of each term (click here for proposal guidelines). Proposals are reviewed carefully by the Department of Theater faculty, who will make the final project selection.  A note about spring terms: depending on the educational goals of our senior theater majors, the spring term might be devoted to honors thesis projects or productions.  

For more information, please contact Production Manager Jennifer Collins Hard or Department Administrtor Milena Zuccotti. Students may also access the Department of Theater's Student Production Manual for details and information.

About the Program

Full Productions: In a Nutshell

A Full Production is appropriate when the text or content is published or otherwise well-established work, or for new works that have received a table or staged reading as well as a Workshop production. The Full Production category offers students the opportunity to collaborate with a full creative team under the guidance of faculty mentorship.

Project paramaters are as follows:

  • Full production directors must have taken THEA 54: Directing, as well as a course in design 
  • Faculty mentorship of the student who has proposed the project as well as all members of the creative team
  • Workshop projects rehearse over 5-6 weeks total, with a maximum of 15-20 hours per week
  • Up to 16 hours of technical/dress rehearsal in advance of performance (typically 4 hours/night Mon-Thurs)
  • Full production projects receive three performances
  • Full design collaboration; all design collaborators must be approved by the appropriate design faculty
  • Full Stage Management collaboration; stage managers must be approved by appropriate stage management faculty
  • Total available budget of $750 to support the project

The full production opportunity is typically available every term except summer; proposals are accepted at the start of each term (click here for proposal guidelines). Proposals are reviewed carefully by the Department of Theater faculty, who will make the final project selection.  A note about spring terms: depending on the educational goals of our senior theater majors, the spring term might be devoted to honors thesis projects or productions. 

For more information, please contact Production Manager Jennifer Collins Hard or Department Administrtor Milena Zuccotti. Students may also access the Department of Theater's Student Production Manual for details and information.

Up Close with a Student Production

A closer look at "What Every Girl Should Know", a fully-produced student production directed by Virginia Ogden '18: