Theatre Studies Practical Experience
Theatre Studies BA students who are interested in focuses such as stage management, directing, dramaturgy, theatre management, and playwriting may put their coursework into practice through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Participating as members of running crews is a requirement of all BFA and BA students, but CRT productions also offer many opportunities for participating as stage managers, assistant directors, and dramaturgs. BA students are allowed to audition for all CRT productions and student-led departmental productions, and to act as assistant designers. Students may apply to use the Studio Theatre for 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 and the development of practical skills in theatre criticism and academic writing.