Season Selection Guidlines, Process, and Information

Submit Production for Selection Committee

 

MTSU Theatre & Dance Season Selection Model

The MTSU Theatre & Dance production program is an extension of classroom theory and training and is primarily for the education and training of theatre & dance students while also offering cultural and entertainment opportunities to the MTSU and larger community. 
A committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives review and select plays for each season according to the following rotation model:

Year one:

Modern American Classic, Period Classic, Multi-Cultural, Family/Tour

Year two:

Modern Non-American Classic, Small Musical, Period Classic, Original Work/New Play

Year three:

Modern American Classic, Large Musical, Diversity Play, Family/Tour

Year four:

Modern Non-American Classic, Small Musical, Period Classic, Original Work/New Play

Year five:

Modern American Classic, Large Musical, Isms, Family/Tour

Musical Theatre Rotational Model

In an effort to expose our students to a wide variety of styles, a committee of faculty, staff, and students carefully select musicals each year based on the following rotational model:

Year one:

Golden Age/Classics and Earlier

Year two:

Sondheim, 60's and 70's

Year three:

Webber, Epic, Disney

Year four:

Contemporary

Season Selection Process:

 

General: 

 

Schedule Outline:

End of Spring semester and Week 1 of Fall Semester
Call out to students, faculty and staff for submission forms. 

End of Week 2

Submission process closed. Committee reads all submission forms.

 

First Meeting - Week 3 of Fall Semester

Any individual who submitted invited to give a 5 minute pitch for any of their submissions.Pitches and first part of submission discussion open to anyone to observe. Then meeting closed to committee members for creation of shortlist.

Accomplished at meeting 1

Committee creates a “shortlist” or call for more proposals in a given area. Between meeting 1 and 2: Committee members read all scripts from the short list.
 

Second Meeting - Week 8 of Fall Semester

Submitters on the “shortlist” who haven’t had an opportunity, invited to come in to speak further about submissions (this is optional).Pitches and first part of shortlist discussion open to anyone to observe. Then meeting closed to committee members for creation of season draft.

Accomplished at meeting 2

All outstanding questions and concerns answers. Draft of season begins. 
Between meeting 2 and 3: staff works on schedule and budget issues/questions.  

 

Meeting 3 - Week 14 of Fall Semester

Final season determined and or issues discussed as needed.

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