University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

Production and performance opportunities

The Theatre Department maintains a full schedule of various productions and theatrical activities throughout the academic year. Each year varies slightly depending on the selection of the theatre season, the university calendar, and special departmental events. A typical year is made up of the following:

  • Main stage Productions: Three main stage productions are usually produced each year. The goal of the department is to provide students with a wide range of theatrical styles and historical periods during their time at UVM. A four-year period would include productions of Classical Theatre and Shakespeare, contemporary play, and musicals. Students may elect to enroll in Theatre Practicum (THE 190) to receive credits for appearing in or serving as crew on productions. See production photos from past productions in our Production Archives. (Production Archives should be highlighted with link to production archives page)
  • The Annual Holiday Production. This event serves many children and families in the University of Vermont and Burlington communities and is a much anticipated holiday activity. The production gives students the opportunity to explore theatre for young audiences and is often times directed by a student in the department. Multiple performances are scheduled over one weekend.
  • The Spring Play Festival. Theatre majors in their senior year are required to create a production related final project that serves as a culminating experience. Students submit their project proposals to faculty for approval in the fall of their senior year. Projects become part of the annual Spring Play Festival. Past projects have included the areas of performance, design, stage management, playwriting, and directing.
  • Honor’s Theses and College Honors Projects. In addition to the above opportunities, students might also participate in readings and staged events as part of student independent study. Recent projects have included staged readings of original works and a Greek Theatre Festival.



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