Summer Stock Experience
Provides an introduction to working professionally in theatre. Depending upon the strengths of the students, they will be either acting or doing technical work with a company for the length of the summer season. Some companies will ask students to perform in both areas. Students will have various opportunities to audition for companies during the academic year. Upon completion of this experience, students will have a firm grasp of the expectations for entering the professional market. Theatre majors are highly encouraged to take the summer stock experience during their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Students need permission from the theatre faculty to participate in the summer stock experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the theatre faculty and acceptance into summer stock auditions. Deadlines for acceptance vary (usually February and March).