Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Student Production Opportunities

There are many opportunities to be involved in our Production Program at Loyola; it is designed to be the practical extension of our students' work in the classroom and we are reliant on the talents and energies of our students to be involved in almost every aspect of our productions. During your time here, we hope that you will have an opportunity to explore as many facets of a production as possible.

Main Stage Opportunities

Our season productions are normally produced in the Newhart Family Theatre. These productions are selected to fulfill a myriad of academic priorities for us, including varying styles, periods, and genres of dramatic literature and performance as well as a variation in design opportunities. These productions are primarily led by our faculty. 

Second Stage Opportunities

The Second Stage is primarily led by our students and we see it as an opportunity for our students to learn how to produce theatre with their peers, where students assume most, if not all, of the roles in the production from directing and managing, to designing and performing. These projects run the gamut from readings to workshops to full-productions.

Applications for 2018-19 Second Stage Opportunities are not yet available.

See the table below for last year's dates and deadlines.

Proposals Available November 20, 2017
Production Staff Petitions Available December 1, 2017
Proposals Due February 15, 2018
Interviews February 26 - March 3, 2018
Second Stage Season Announced March 15, 2018 (at the latest)
Production Staff Petitions Available December 1, 2017
Production Staff Petitions Due March 23, 2018
Production Staff Assignments Determined April 6, 2018
Fall 2018 Registration April 3, 2018

Click to see Second Stage Production Models.

Production Staff Positions

In addition to our Second Stage projects, we provide opportunities in all of our productions (Main Stage and Second Stage) for students to assume leadership roles and assistant roles in many capacities. If you are interested in managing, designing, assisting with design, directing, managing, or having some other role in production, we encourage you to submit an application.

Click to see Job Descriptions.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Production Staff positions are closed.


Other Opportunities

If you are interested in performing, please refer to the following link for more information: Theatre Auditions 

If you are interested in working on productions but not taking a leadership role and you are a major or minor, please refer to the following link to learn about Practicum credits: Theatre Curriculum

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts hires a number of student employees to work in various fields. If you are interested in working for the DFPA, please contact dfpa@luc.edu or look out for job postings on Ramblerlink.

There are also some positions for volunteering available. If you have a special skill and would like to volunteer, please contact dfpa@luc.edu.

If there are any questions or concerns about the Second Stage Process or applications, please reach out to your advisor or contact April Browning at abrowni@luc.edu.