Studio productions

Fall 2022 Studio Shows

Student admission is free thanks to a generous alumni donor. Non-students consider a cash (at the door) or online donation (anytime) to the production program, which is a live learning environment for students of Theatre. 

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A play by A. Rey Pamatmat
A Studio Showcase directed by Mijiang “M-Jay” He
Advised by David Bisaha

8 p.m. Nov. 17, 18, 19
2 p.m. Nov. 20
Performing in Gruber Theater (Studio B)


An InTheWorks musical revue
Music directed by Julian Lamarti
Advised by Tommy Iafrate

7:30 p.m. December 8, 9, 10
Performing in Gruber Theater (Studio B) 

Dear potential Choreographers! Directors! Creators!

you are invited to submit Proposals for Spring '23 Studio Season. Performance Proposals DUE - Mon. Oct. 31

A student may submit an In The Works (ITW) proposal

if they have successfully taken:

  • the 4 credit Directing Class THEA 359
  • or the 4 credit Choreography Class THEA 322
  • or 4 credits of equivalent course work in the medium of the proposed project 
    and have a faculty member who has agreed to be their advisor and has approved and signed their proposal

Performance proposals are to include:

  • Your Name and Role
  • Title of Project
  • Playwright or Composer
  • Casting Breakdown

For published plays: royalty fees per show, whom to contact for the rights (including contact information), and cost of scripts (we must purchase scripts – no copying).

Proposals must also include:

  • why you want to direct or lead this project or play or choreograph this dance
  • its significance to you personally and to your development as a creator/director/choreographer
  • your concept for the production
  • any and all technical requirements (set, lighting, costume, sound, props, etc. Please include which items you will provide and which you hope to borrow from the department)
  • potential casting and technical concerns

You must be able to produce a studio show without any support from the Theatre Department's design/technical area and must address how you will overcome potential production challenges in your proposal.

Additionally, Proposals must include: the name and signature of your faculty advisor! And if applicable - a copy of the script, manuscript or score

If you plan on submitting a proposal, seek out an advisor NOW.

Directors: In addition to the above, please have a second play ready to propose in case your first choice is not approved by the greater faculty.

In the Works performances may be a 25-45 minute production, dance, or one-act play, or it may be one act of a full length play. In the Works productions have 3.5 weeks of rehearsal, and usually open Thursday or Friday of the fourth week of rehearsal.

It's recommended that students take THEA 203 in the semester of their ITW production if they plan to move forward with a "Studio Show" proposal.

A student proposing a Studio Show needs to have taken or be taking 203 at the time of their proposal submission.

A full length Studio production has 5.5 weeks of rehearsal and usually opens the Thursday or Friday of the sixth week of rehearsal.

If you would like to be considered for the Studio Season please submit your completed faculty advisor approved/signed proposal to Professor Elizabeth Mozer, Director of the Studio Season;

if you have questions, please feel free to submit those as well

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