Student Production Application and Requirements

The Spring 2021 Black Box Series will be presented virtually with alternate production opportunities.

Production Options

  • Students may apply to produce a more traditional virtual Black Box Series production that, if approved, will receive funding and design/tech support.
  • Or, students may choose to produce an unfunded virtual lab show or reading. This can include capstone and recital projects.

Student Theatre Festival

At this time, we are considering packaging some productions to be broadcast together as a "Student Theatre Festival." Whether this is possible will depend on the submissions received and scheduling. 

Securing Rights

Due to the virtual nature of the Spring 2021 season, rights are an important consideration when choosing your intended production. Students planning on producing a licensed work of theatre should research both the traditional and streaming rights for their work. Similarly, students planning on producing a dance production should research the music rights for any music they intend to use with the understanding that permission to use the music is necessary.

Design and Technology Elements

In order to maintain sanitization and prevent the spread of coronavirus, no materials will be provided by costumes or props. 

Safety Protocols

All productions must follow Kent State University's Flashes Safe Eight Principles throughout the rehearsal and performance process. To review the Flashes Safe Eight, visit:

Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 

Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Production Board selection meeting on Friday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. to present their proposed production and answer any questions. This meeting will be held virtually.

Student Production Application

For More Information

Dr. Daniel-Raymond Nadon