Department of Theatre
Production and performance opportunities
Each year the Department of Theatre produces a minimum of five opportunities for production work or performance. They are broken down into the following categories:
- Mainstage Productions: Three of these are produced annually. They include theatrical presentations that range in style from classical works to contemporary plays. Though it is not a “policy” we tend to produce at least one musical or “play with music” per year. (Ten performances in two weeks per production.)
- The Annual Holiday Production for Children: Performed seven times over three days, this production has become a much looked forward to event by local youngsters and their parents. An extraordinary opportunity for our students to perform for small children, specially challenged children and children of all ages!
- The One Act Play Festival: A product of our Directing II class, these productions are entirely directed, designed, and performed by our students. Under the guidance of the faculty and staff, our students experience the whole range of production and performance opportunities. The number of performances changes according to the number of students enrolled in the class.
- Independent Projects: Independent projects in an area of chosen student interest are welcomed by the faculty. In this venue the student works to create their own opportunity according to their own goals. Projects have included directing, designing and performance areas, and are limited only by the imagination of the student. Written proposals must be submitted to the chair no later than September 30th, and voted on by the faculty for approval. These are typically productions for which no credit is granted.
- Theatre Practicum: THE 190: Theatre Practicum is a course by which a student gains credit for their practical work in the Theatre.
- Afternoon Playhouse: The Department’s version of small scale “black box” theatre projects are productions of plays where the primary area of focus is on the actor and the performance of the script. Some technical support is available. See the guidelines following.
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