• Not just for theatre majors, all students are welcome. Act, build and paint scenery, and learn all the steps into bringing a production to life.

Student Opportunities

two students sitting in Barber Theatre with student painted murals behind themThe Theatre Department produces four shows each academic year as part of the main season, including one mainstage and one second stage production per semester, offering all interested students the chance to get involved in a variety of backstage and acting opportunities. To sign up for the Theatre Department email list and stay up-to-date with all opportunities, contact Quincy Newkirk, department fellow, at qunewkirk@davidson.edu.

Workshops, Guests, and Impromptu Events

Many regional theatre artists visit with students throughout the year to give constructive feedback on their work or lead them in workshops. These visits often are announced a few weeks in advance to allow time to prepare. The department also organizes trips to visit and engage with local theatre groups.

Work Study 

color photo of two students going over instructions before creating theatre propsIn addition to volunteer opportunities, the department opens several work-study positions each year for students looking to gain paid work experience. All scenic elements in our productions are built in-house by our work study students, and positions also are available in our administrative office, where students interested in the foundations of arts management get experience in data analysis and publicity work.

Email Technical Director Neil Reda, nereda@davidson.edu, for more information about work study. 

Summit New Play Festival

Co-produced by Summit Coffee Co., the festival gives students the opportunity to see their written work brought to life in front of their peers. 

Scripts must be no longer than 10-minutes or 15 pages, with simple staging, and a cast of four or less. Those selected premier in an evening of back-to-back performances on the stage of Summit's on-campus location. Details for the 2015-16 Summit New Play Festival will be announced in September 2015.