Exceptional students may wish to consider working toward completing The Senior Project in Theatre. A Senior Project in Theatre provides a challenging culmination for serious theatre majors that transforms their understanding of their abilities as creative individuals. Senior Projects in performance, directing, and design are given departmental resources and public performances. Students may also choose to undertake a project in dramaturgical or performance studies research, or creative writing for the theatre. All projects also require a comprehensive, written self-evaluation.
To be eligible to undertake a senior projects, a Theatre/English major must have achieved at least a B grade average in all theatre courses, and have demonstrated significant breadth and depth of study during their career in Warren Wilson Theatre. In addition, a formal Senior Project Proposal must be approved by the department during the spring of his or her junior year.
Because of our commitment to all students, and practical considerations of time and resources, not all senior project proposals in a given year will be approved. We encourage majors to consider collaborating on senior projects whenever possible. For example, in the spring of 2010, four seniors are undertaking a production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, with each student fulfilling a different function: directing, performance, sound design and costume design.
Students looking toward a Senior Project in Theatre should work closely with an advisor to be sure to complete the courses needed for adequate preparation.
Recent Senior Projects in Theatre
- Acting: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
- Acting, Directing, Sound and Costume Design: The Bacchae by Euripides
- Directing: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
- Acting: Thom Pain (Based On Nothing) by Will Eno
- Acting: 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane
- Directing: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel