Studio productions

Call for studio show proposals

Attention students interested in directing and/or choreography!

Due date for proposals for directing or choreographing in the Fall 2020 Studio Season is Monday, April 13.

Proposals are to include: Title of Play/Dance Piece, Playwright/Composer(s), Casting Breakdown (including number of actors/dancers and numbers of men and women), 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 xeroxing).

Proposals must also include: why you want to direct this play/choreograph this dance, its significance to you personally and to your development as a 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, etc.

*You must be able to produce the 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.

**Proposals must also include: the name and signature of your faculty advisor!
And if applicable - a copy of the script**

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 addition to obtaining faculty approval, "In the Works" directors must have successfully completed the Directing class and THEA 203/213, and "In the Works" choreographers must have successfully completed the Choreography class and THEA 203/213 or its equivalent.

In the Works plays may be a 25-45 minute one act play, or 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.

Please keep in mind that the budget for an In the Works production is the cost of royalties and scripts plus $50. (If no royalties or script costs then the "plus" amount only.)

The budget for directors who have successfully directed an In the Works production and are accepted to direct a full-length Studio play is royalty and script costs plus $200. 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 Fall 2020 Studio Season please submit your completed signed/faculty advisor approved proposal to Elizabeth Mozer, Director of the Studio Program, by Mon. April 13.

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth via email at emozer@binghamton.edu

Consult the Theatre Department Production Handbook for further assistance. 


Ticket information

Ticket prices (cash only)

  • InTheWorks: $2.00 at the door

  • Student-directed Studio Show: $3.00 at the door

  • Faculty-directed Studio Show: $5.00 at the door
  • Open Season: Free


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