Season Selection Guidlines, Process, and Information
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. Our goal is to produce a season of plays and musicals that promote opportunity,
inclusion, and diverse subject matter, especially selections by women and people of
A committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives review and select plays for each season based on the plays submitted by Faculty, Staff and Students.
Season Selection Process:
The first meeting of a new Season Selection committee should include a review of the past two seasons, so that the committee can identify any types of plays that should be given special consideration to ensure a well-balanced student experience. (This conversation can also include things like ACTF/NAST.)
The committee will then call for submissions, noting any specific categories that will be given special consideration.
Play submission - this includes plays for the entire season, both Centerstage and Student Success Series.
Opportunity to Pitch - anyone who has submitted a show can attend the Season Selection committee meeting to voice support for their show
The Season Selection committee creates a short list of shows for consideration for the entire season.
The Short List is presented to Student Advisory Board for review and comment, and the list is revised as needed.
The Season Selection committee presents the SAB with a short list for Student Success Series, and SAB selects the SSS shows.
The Season Selection Committee will select the Centerstage Series.
Ideally, the entire season is announced at the same time.
The last task of the Season Selection committee is to compile a list of any plays not selected that should be considered again next season.
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