Student Projects and Productions

The Department of Theater is privileged to support the creative initiative and ingenuity of our students. Each term, the department gives over space, time, and resources to support the development and production of work that has been conceived, written, directed, designed, and/or performed by undergraduates.

Types of student projects and productions

The Department of Theater supports multiple production opportunities in the Bentley Theater each term, ranging in scope from straightforward creative endeavors requiring no technical support to fully-realized and designed theatrical productions. Department-sponsored student production/performance opportunities fall into one of four categories:

  • Full Productions: a fully-realized theatrical production inclusive of a full creative team and design elements.
  • Workshop Projects: a production opportunity offering faculty mentorship and some technical support.
  • Studio Lab Projects: a minimal-tech opportunity for the development and exploration of new or experimental work. 
  • YourSpace Performances: performance space only. Available to all students, regardless of experience.

The YourSpace program is open to the entire campus; all other production opportunities are available to majors, minors, and other students with a demonstrated track record of experience within the department. Relevant coursework is required for students directing workshops or full productions. 

Proposals for each of these types are typically due to the Department Administrator at the end of the first week of each term; click here for term-specific deadlinesFor more information, please see the associated pages linked above or contact Greg Potter or Production Manager Brianna Parry. Students may also access the Student Production Manual for more information.

More about the work

Spotlight on Student Productions

The video below, highlighting student productions and performances from a single term in spring 2017,  offers some insight into the type of student-driven work that the we are privileged to support.