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Student Production Projects

HUNTER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
STUDENT PRODUCTION PROJECTS


Students are encouraged to create and present their own work through an application process that provides space, faculty support, and funding.

In March/April of the spring semester the department requests proposals that are reviewed by the faculty from students who would like to do projects in the coming year. In the past these projects have included both published plays and original works such as one-person/solo shows, musicals, one-acts, cabarets, site-specific works, found text projects, and new scripts that are developed/performed with student directors, actors, and designers.
 
Students interested in submitting a proposal should choose and work with a faculty member who will be the project advisor to develop the written project proposal. Students are informed before the end of the spring semester if their proposal has been accepted. In September of the fall semester approved student projects apply for a Student Activities Fund (SAF) Performing Arts grant. Awards are usually in the $1000 range and can be used to pay for royalties, production materials, and technical support. Funding can not be used to pay students. For more information about the SAF grant visit hunter.cuny.edu/performing-arts/performing-arts-activity-fund-grant.
 
Several spaces throughout the college are available for student productions including Goldberg Studio (50 seats and a lighting grid) and Gruber Space (25 seats, non-traditional performance venue). Projects have also been presented in Lang Recital Hall (148 seats, concert hall space) available through the Performing Arts Office, and TH105 (20-50 seats, cabaret space) available through the Undergraduate Student Government. Finally, students may wish to work with the Hunter Theatre Company (HTC) which has its own performance venue in the Thomas Hunter building (20-40 seats, cabaret space). The HTC also offers support and funding for student productions. For more information about the HTC please email htheatreco@gmail.com.
 
Past student projects that originated at Hunter and went on to be produced outside the college include Love in a Tub (a rockin' restoration musical -- loveinatub.tumblr.com) that was presented at the New York International Fringe Festival, Bending All the Rules (an original musical) included in the Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Weiner Monologues (a devised found-text work -- theweinermonologues.com), Clickbait (http://clickbaitplay.com), and Raise Me Up (http://redleaftheatre.com/raisemeup) which all had limited runs off-off Broadway. For questions or further information please contact Brad Krumholz (bkrumholz@gc.cuny.edu).

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