Each year (except for 2020), the Theatre Program at PSU hosts this event in the Silver Center for the Arts. It is on the Friday after we open our October show. We suspend all theatre classes and work for the day. In normal years, we have upwards of 400 high school students attending. There is likely to be fewer this year due to COVID circumstances, but we expect around 300. We need student help that day. We will need some students to assist, give tours, and some to run sessions and workshops. We cannot promise a position for everyone who is interested, but this is a great day to show off your knowledge and contribute to the program. Let me know by Monday if possible. The workshops and programming change a little year-by-year. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know. If you see things on the sample below that look interesting to you, let me know that, too. If you would like to propose a workshop or session, please tell me that. mkizer@plymouth.edu This is what the schedule looked like in 2018:

Program Bios for Fall Shows, Please!

We have an online tool for maintaining and managing bios.  You will find it in the menus above as well as at the link below.     Please create or update your bio, and assign it to the appropriate show titles. Submit your bio here.

9/19 1:00-3:00pm Shakespeare Teaching Artist Workshop

Next Sunday, 9/19 from 1:00-3:00pm there will be an open workshop on Shakespeare Teaching Artistry in the Studio Theater. Led by: Jessie Chapman Who should attend?–Anyone with an interest in teaching theatre, Shakespeare, or both. The workshop will be focused on the methods and pedagogy of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and will focus on the Fall Festival of Shakespeare model for teaching teens Shakespeare through a residency based after school program. Come and learn more about the program and engage with some hands on teaching tools for tackling Shakespeare. Plymouth students have the opportunity to work on the NH Fall Festival of Shakespeare through practicum or an internship with Advice To The Players, the locally sourced Shakespeare company based in Sandwich, NH. Students working as teaching artists can serve as director’s or technical artists for the program and will be mentored by professional Teaching Artists. Several Plymouth students (and alumni) are working on the program this year–and there will be many future opportunities to get involved as well. Jessie Chapman holds a  Master’s in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and currently teaches in the Theatre and General Education Programs at Plymouth State University. Jessie is the Executive Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Working on Cruise Ships

Scheduled: Oct 19 from Noon-1:15PM A group of about six alumni from the PSU Theatre program will be convening on Zoom. The group has extensive past and current experience working in various capacities on cruise ships. We will be discussing how to get into this work, the pros and cons, and anything else that comes up between the panel and attending students. This roundtable discussion is synchronized for the course Technology for Theatre Professionals this semester. However, the zoom meeting will be open for all theatre majors and minors.

Free Headshots

MTD STUDENTS: FREE Professional Headshots for all MTD students, faculty, & staff on Wednesday September 15th from 8am-1pm in the Smith Recital Hall!For any questions, contact Zi Liang at ziliang@plymouth.edu

Spring Musical

Happy first day back!  Some of you may have seen…since there is a poster up in the lobby, that the spring musical will be Little Women. I will be directing, and the illustrious Hannah Murray will be the Musical Director!  The show goes up February 24-26, audition and rehearsal details will be forthcoming later in the semester.  Always -Jessie Chapman