Student Production Application and Requirements

The Fall 2020 Black Box Series will be presented virtually with expanded 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.

Securing Rights

Due to the virtual nature of the Fall 2020 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. However, students from the Design/Tech area will be available to advise you and help you organize these aspects of your production.

Safety Protocols

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

Spring 2020 Application Deadline: 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Production Board selection meeting at the beginning of the semester 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