Production: General Information
DDA Undergraduate Production offers many opportunities for interested students – majors and non-majors alike – to participate in performance and production.
Each year the Department of Dramatic Art supports six to eight full productions in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre. Seasons may include classic plays, contemporary plays, musicals and original works. A faculty and peer-elected board of six undergraduate students selects a season of shows submitted by faculty and student proposal under the guidance of two academic advisers. Productions are directed by faculty and guest artists as well as by students. As part of DDA Lab! Theatre, undergraduates direct, design, act and produce free Mainstage and Second Stage productions.
The Department of Dramatic Art Undergraduate Producing Directors:
Erika Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zach Meicher-Buzzi - email@example.com
Melissa Parker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Robinson - email@example.com
Kate St. John - firstname.lastname@example.org
PlayMakers Repertory Company, a nationally recognized professional theatre company that operates under agreements with Actors Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and United Scenic Artists. In association with the Department of Dramatic Art, PlayMakers is a principal training ground for graduate students in Acting, Costume Production, and Technical Production, and serves the campus and the wider community by producing a nine-play professional theatre season in the Center for Dramatic Art.
Graduate Students of Dramatic Art (GSDA) is an organization comprised of all of the graduate students in the Department of Dramatic Art, that is intended to unite the three fields of study and provide more collaborative efforts towards graduate productions.
Other production groups not sponsored by the department but recognized by the University include:
UNC-CH Pauper Players is a student-run organization dedicated to bringing musical theater to the UNC Campus. Established in 1989, Pauper Players offers students the opportunity to participate in every aspect of musical theater production.
Company Carolina is a theater organization entirely run by students. Company Carolina produces a variety of shows, from Shakespeare to Andrew Lloyd Weber and provides the opportunity for involvement in all aspects of production both to students and to the community.