Information and signups for auditions, interviews, and proposals for all Spring theatre projects are available here.
This page includes information about the following projects:
Love + Information
Theatre for Young Audiences project w/ Joshua Rashon Streeter (performers, designers, stage managers, dramaturgs)
Co-Lab: Stage Director’s and Choreographer’s Lab Project theatre course taught by Nigel Semaj
Please note that students will be able to participate in at most ONE of the above projects. Students who are cast in(&Medea)and the Theatre for Young Audiences project will be eligible for the MTA Studio Productions, participants in the other three projects will not. You may of course audition for any or all of these projects.
The deadline to sign up for auditions is Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11:59 pm.
Students who entered with the Class of '23 and took some time away will still complete the major requirements for those Class Years. This is true even if your official class designation might have changed.
Transfer students who began their studies at Muhlenberg prior to Fall 2020 will complete the requirements of the old curriculum.
Your academic advisor will be able to help you understand all the nuances of the curriculum if you have questions. Please be sure to consult as often as necessary with your advisor.
To reserve studio spaces for next week, please take the following steps:
Read the first tab of this space schedule spreadsheet that explains "Everything You Need to Know About Reserving Spaces!" Maya will be sending weekly versions of this spreadsheet out every Friday.
View the space specific tabs of the space schedule spreadsheet for the upcoming week and make note of what spaces are available at the times you are interested in. A white, blank rectangle means that a 30 minute time slot is available.
Email Maya at firstname.lastname@example.org with your space request at least 24 hours in advance of when you hope to occupy a studio. Include the time frame (or frames), date, and spaces you are hopeful for.
You will be good to go when Maya confirm the reservation with you and plug it into our weekly spreadsheet! Instead of waiting for an email response, you can always visit Maya at her new office hours (explained below!) for an instantaneous confirmation.
The Theatre & Dance Department maintains a stock of props and costumes from past productions that students can borrow for their work in scenes and class projects. Please note, not all items are available for loan.
It's important that you plan ahead to ensure that you have the items you need in time for your project.
Here's how it works…
1. Choose your items
Contact Katrina in Props or Lex in the Costume Shop to see what they have that will fill your needs. See below for details. They might just be able to leave your items at the Box Office, or you might need to come in and take a look.
2. Pay your deposit
Once you've determined that there are items that meet your needs, come to the Box Office to pay your $20 refundable deposit. You can do this when you pick up items left for you. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, noon – 6 pm.
3. Get your stuff
If items are left for you, just pick them up at the box office. If you need to take a look at stock, you can take your items with you when you find them (after you've paid your deposit, of course).
4. Use the stuff
Break a leg — but not your props and costumes! Take care of 'em! You're responsible for their safe, intact return.
5. Bring it back
You can return your items to the Box Office, again Monday through Friday, noon to 6 pm. You'll get your deposit back when the stuff comes back on time and in good condition.
You can pay the $20 refundable deposit at the Box Office, via cash, check, or credit card. Each deposit covers up to five items. If you need both costumes and props, you'll need to pay two separate $20 deposits. Be sure hang onto the receipt for your deposit.
To borrow props, email Katrina at email@example.com, to see if we have what you're looking for. Katrina can let you know what's available, or make an appointment for you to come take a look. If she has what you're looking for, you can arrange to have her leave it at the box office for pickup.
You may also come visit Prop Storage, in the Empie stage-right wing, during the posted hours of Friday noon to 2 pm to look through the stock of props. You must pay your $20 deposit before you take your items.
Studio Productions may reserve furniture and leave it in prop storage until tech rehearsals. All other props should be taken with you at the time you select them.
To borrow costumes from theatre costume stock or dance stock, fill out one of these forms:
Upon receipt of the form, Lex will determine whether Costume Stock includes any items that will suit your needs, and/or contact you to make an appointment to look through stock. There's no guarantee that requests can be fulfilled.
You can view available dance stock using the online Dance Stock Catalogue. Multiple options should be provided, in case the costume(s) being requested are unavailable. Feel free to include photos and/or links in the form. If we have what you need, Lex will leave it for pickup at the box office.
For Studio Productions, a z-rack can be made available for costumes to be held. All other costumes need to be taken at the time of rental.
Costumes must be returned no later than the end of the semester they were borrowed — by Friday of Finals Week.
Place your items inside the locker and lift the handle to close the door.
On the keypad:
Press the C button
Choose and enter a 4-digit code. (Choose something you will remember!)
Press the “key” button
The lock will then engage with a beep, and the indicator light with flash red. Your items are then secured until you choose to unlock the unit.
TO UNLOCK (the same process as locking):
Press the C button
Then enter the 4-digit code you chose
Press the “key” button
The lock will disengage and you can lift the handle and open the unit.
Some things to remember about the lockers:
The lockers are NOT overnight, indefinite storage. They are for use during classes and rehearsals. Items should not be left overnight or for extended periods of time.
The staff will open ALL of the lockers following the master classes on Friday afternoons to prevent folks from taking over the lockers indefinitely.
Staff will periodically AND FREQUENTLY unlock all units and remove all items — especially during breaks.
Please avoid placing ANY open containers or any particularly smelly items in the lockers.
Should you spill ANYTHING in a locker, it is your responsibility to clean it up immediately and if you need assistance, please seek assistance at either the box office or the administrative office upstairs.
If you forget your code, you can seek assistance in the Theatre and Dance office between the hours of 9 am AND 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Performance & Production Policy (formerly known as 'The Two-Rule')
MTA members enrolled in any number of studio courses may be involved in only one production of any classification (except for Performance Ensembles) per semester, on or off campus. A member who is not enrolled in a studio course may be involved in up to two productions of any classification per semester, on or off campus. Members may be involved as designers in up to three productions of any classification, on or off campus.