Practical Experience Opportunities
Theatre Studies BA students who are interested in focuses such as stage management, directing, dramaturgy, and playwriting may also put their coursework into practice through opportunities available at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre and the New Play Development Programs. Participating as members of Running Crews are requirements of all BFA and BA student's, but CRT productions also offer many opportunities for participating as stage managers, assistant directors, and dramaturges. Although BFA majors (acting and design) are not the focus of BA majors, BA students are allowed to audition for all CRT productions, NPDP workshops, and to support design projects. Upon approval of the Department of Drama Chair, the Studio Theatre is available for student-generated projects that offer additional opportunities for playwriting, dramaturgy, stage management, and directing. For those BA majors interested in Theatre history, theory, and criticism, the CRT season and the development of new work both offer fertile ground for in-depth, critical discussion manifested in the form of panel discussions and essay work.