Theatre generally produces four productions a year: three faculty (or guest) directed productions, and one student-directed production, but there are many opportunities to create and mount work within our Lunchbox and Dinnerbox series. In any given year we are apt to stage a mix of contemporary, experimental or devised plays, re-imagined classics or a musical. Over the course of four years we attempt to assemble a good variety of shows to provide our students with exposure to a broad range of theatrical styles and approaches. While we hope our productions are entertaining, our pedagogical aim is to give students a practicum environment which allows students to extend the in-class experience into an inventive and creative non-traditional learning environment. This becomes a crucible where a student can apply and reinforce level-appropriate mastery of the skills and knowledge of a budding scholar-practitioner.
The Student Lab will stage one production each year which is entirely student-produced and often provides opportunities to write, direct, design, and crew in addition to perform.