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Merchant of Venice, October 2012

As a Theatre Arts student, you'll be joining others interested in creating and working in the art via additional performance opportunities and/or promoting the performing arts through involvement in student organizations. These activities and organizations are open to all EMU students.


PERFORMANCE HOURS. The Interpretation & Performance Studies area hosts monthly celebrations of performance that give students and faculty an opportunity to share a range of work unlike anything else offered on EMU's campus. Performance Hours span traditional and non-traditional forms of presentation: slam poetry, puppetry, original music, painting, comedy routines, readings of literature, performance art, personal narratives, and even performance of text messages & tweets. For information check out the I/PS information board next to the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk or contact: Amy Johnson at ajohns27@emich.edu.

PERFORMANCE FESTIVALS are weekend events providing opportunities to view and work with others in performance from across the nation. Students participate in workshops, lectures, and experience guest artists. Featured performances are open to direction by faculty and selected MA students. Past festivals include: SuperiorFest Colloquium at Lake Superior State University; Petit Jean Performance Festival in Arkansas; St. Cloud State Performance Festival in Minnesota; Patti Pace Performance Festival at Georgia Southern University; Performing Diversity at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania; Performance West in California, Playback in North America Conference hosted in Boston; and the Oakland Community College Festival in Michigan (co-hosted by EMU). Information regarding upcoming opportunities and auditions is posted on the I/PS information board next to the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk or contact Dr. Rich at arich@emich.edu.



PLAYERS at EMU is a theatre arts organization that seeks to preserve, publicize, and develop student performers and performances. Ultimately it is designed to develop human connections through student performances and to enrich the lives of students through the performing arts. PLAYERS at EMU enables students to create, administrate, and progress through the performing arts. In short, PLAYERS at EMU promotes theatre arts for all EMU students by allowing them to take full advantage of the artistic opportunities on campus and promoting the idea that creativity today will shape society tomorrow.


The EMU Pi Alpha chapter is a theatre honor society that recognizes students who demonstrate a high standard of accomplishment in theatre. Through Alpha Psi Omega chapters at other colleges and universities, you'll find many others who share your passion for theatre.


Associated with EMU's Arts Administration programs, the mission of AMP is to enhance the connections among student artists and audiences, venues, and opportunities. It's a powerful asset to help you take your creative practices and use (and improve) them as you advance in any of the artistic disciplines (music, dance, visual arts, theatre, etc).


A student organization at Eastern Michigan University comprised of students who are interested and passionate about Educational Theatre.  Collaborative is to provided advocacy, community and opportunity for exploration in the field of educational theatre.  It also seeks to provide additional financial support for students pursuing projects and initiatives in the educational theatre field.  For more information check out our site: http://etcollaborative.weebly.com/