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 Brianna Parry. Students may also access the Department of Theater's Student Production Manual for details and information.