LSU Lab Season

The primary goal of the Lab Season is the production and performance of engaging, meaningful, and successful theatre. We do this through synthesizing the theoretical, practical, and artistic skills taken from the classroom and other production work.  Students receive support and guidance from faculty mentors in order to execute best professional practices, including: application of the fundamentals of storytelling, creative use of available resources, and effective communication between collaborating artists. Through these productions, students will develop a strong foundation for future artistic and professional work, community engagement, and critical inquiry into shared social and cultural values.

Each year the School of Theatre produces a Lab Season of 4-5 productions generally produced in the Studio Theatre in the MDA Building.  Over the past two years, the Lab Season has been scaled back as a result of the impact of COVID-19.  We are hopeful that next year we will be even closer to a return to a full Lab Season of productions and now is the time for students who wish to direct in the 2022-2023 Lab Season to submit proposals.  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The primary goal of the Lab Season is the production and performance of engaging and meaningful theatre which is entirely student driven.  Students receive support and guidance from faculty mentors in order to execute best professional practices, including: application of the fundamentals of storytelling, creative use of available resources, and effective communication between collaborating artists.  In order to direct in the Lab Season, undergraduate students should have completed the following coursework: THTR 1001 Stagecraft; THTR 2021 Directing; THTR 2022 Intro to Theatrical Design; and THTR 2130 Script Analysis. 

Students can submit a proposal for the Lab Season through the online form below.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 14.  The Lab Season Committee will meet with all students submitting Lab Season proposals the first week of classes.  

Please note: you should prepare your answers prior to starting the form as you will not be able to save incomplete applications to submit at a later date.