Auditions, Workshops, and Info

Theatre at GV

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night 2011

Richard III

Richard III 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing 2013

Theatre at Grand Valley will frequently offer auditions and workshops for upcoming productions. Please look periodically for new information for added auditions, workshops, and events.

Click here for some "Frequently-Asked Questions" about auditioning for shows at GVSU

GVSU Theatre students, check Blackboard for casting calls for film, video, and outside GVSU opportunities!


FREE WORKSHOP - Friday, October 10, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Paul Collins - Lighting Designer

Will be leading a workshop: Performance and the Elements of Lighting Design
Friday, October 10, from  3:00—5:00pm, In Room 1506 PAC.

Using a series of 1 page playlets and a small lighting rig, participants will explore the use of lighting to enhance performance. This workshop is of interest to designers, directors, managers and performers. No limit on participants or observers. Participants will be asked to read from prepared scripts and help rearrange the equipment.

Paul Collins teaches Stage Lighting, Stagecraft and other courses within the Theatre and Dance design and production curriculum at the College of Charleston. School of Communications Distinguished Alumnus, Paul has designed lighting and scenery professionally for many theatre and dance companies in Iowa, Michigan and Maine including Iowa Summer Rep (Iowa City, IA), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA), The Public Theatre (Lewiston, Maine), Jazz Dance Theatre (Ann Arbor, MI) as well as several others.  He has also acted as assistant designer to Bryon Winn for The 39 Steps at Portland Stage Company, (Portland, Maine), and as Associate Lighting Designer to Christopher Akerlind on In the Night, a new work by Martha Clarke (Iowa Partnership for the Arts). 

Recent designs include Lost in Yonkers and I Do! I Do! for Iowa Summer Rep and Almost, Maine for the College of Charleston.  Paul is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

M.F.A. University of Iowa
M.S. Grand Valley State University
B.F.A. University of Michigan


Incoming 2014 Freshmen and Transfer Students, please contact to schedule a tour of our facility and to speak with a professor. We will be more than happy to provide you with some tickets to one of our shows if your schedule allows!



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Current students, please be certain to check the available scholarship, directing, designing, advising, work/study, and many other opportunities.

Check our informational tabs and follow the links to the information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel to call 616-331-8176. We want to make it as efficient as possible for you to complete your degree and maintain your graduation schedule.

The program is flexible with a strong core of theatre requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their own particular interests. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Click here for academic information on our Theatre major.

Theatre students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Communication
  • Costume construction
  • Directing
  • History of theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Play analysis
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre production

Versatility is the single most important factor in obtaining work as a graduate of the drama program. Grand Valley theatre students have successfully completed programs in graduate schools and professional conservatories. They have found work in schools and recreation departments, repertory theatre companies, modern dance companies, and arts organizations as:

  • Administrators
  • Designers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Performers
  • Teachers
  • Technicians

Crimes of the Heart

Twelfth Night

Antona Garcia