You will have multiple opportunities to become involved in the theater department's activities and production season. We stage four main stage productions through the course of the academic year, two each semester.
Auditions for the productions are held at the beginning of each semester. Students are active in all aspects of production - everything from performing to stage-managing to working backstage. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a theater major or minor to audition for productions and freshmen are often cast. If you have an interest in technical theater or stage management, please let us know and we will try to find a way to accommodate your interest.
Each year, a senior directs one of the theater department's main stage productions. If you are interested in directing the student production during your senior year, you should plan on stage-managing a production prior to the spring of your junior year, when applications to direct the student production are due.
Student Advisory Board
Other opportunities to get involved include serving on the theater department's Student Advisory Board, a student group that advises the department on curriculum, staffing and other aspects of the theater program. In the spring of 2008, the Student Advisory Board hosted an alumni event featuring a performance and discussion of "The Rise and Fall of Miles and Milo" by Sara Jeanne Asselin '03, and a discussion of theater and politics with professors Nancy Hoffman (Theater), David Canton (History) and Bill Rose (Government).
The reading committee is a group composed of both theater faculty and students that selects the theater department's main stage season. The reading committee is responsible for selecting the junior who will direct the department's student-directed main stage production as a senior.
Wig and Candle
Wig and Candle is an active student theater organization that stages a variety of plays and performances throughout the academic year and provides further opportunities to direct, act, stage manage, and produce.
Department of Theater
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196