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University Theatre Programs

The Department of Theatre has five production programs. These programs present a balanced selection of works each year involving plays, a musical, and an opera. Plays include works selected from a four year rotation among the significant periods and genres of drama and also include works designed for young audiences. These plays offer exceptional opportunities for students to work in all dimensions of theatrical production. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to audition for shows. With the exception of a few professional guest artists, roles are reserved for students and are not cast from non-student community residents.

UNCG Theatre

Four major works, including at least one musical, are produced each year in the theatre in Taylor Building and Aycock Auditorium. Directed by faculty, guest artists, and advanced graduate students, these plays provide a major showcase of student design and acting talent. The UNCG Theatre also co-produces an opera each year in cooperation with the School of Music.

Studio Theatre

Four plays are usually presented each year in the Studio Theatre series. These plays focus on directing and acting challenges within the Brown Auditorium and are directed by M.F.A. directing candidates or faculty.

Workshop Theatre

An average of 35 short plays or scenes are directed and performed by students with faculty supervision in the Workshop Theatre. Numerous roles are available in these shows and rehearsal periods are limited to 20 hours, making them an excellent opportunity for non-majors to act. Audition notices are posted on the first floor level of the Taylor Building. Productions are in Brown Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on most Monday afternoons. Students and the public are invited to attend Workshop Theatre free of charge.

North Carolina Theatre for Young People

The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) Touring Company produces two or three plays each year, which are presented both on campus and toured extensively in North Carolina and the region. Each year NCTYP produces a major, non-touring production on campus.

Summer Theatre Program

The UNCG Summer Repertory Theatre Program, called Theatre 232, produces a series of plays that are presented during June at the Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of students, especially B.F.A. and M.F.A. candidates who are completing internship requirements. Auditions are open to any enrolled student, and summer term practicum courses are available for non-majors.