Open House | LSU School of Theatre

Open House


The School of Theatre Open House is an exciting opportunity for college-bound high school students to interact with LSU Theatre faculty and discover our programs in Performance, Design/Technology, Arts Administration, Physical Theatre, Film and Television, and Theatre Studies.

Guests may also choose to attend a pre-show reception and performance of the LSU Theatre performance of Our Town.

When:  Saturday, February 23, 2019
Where:  Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Louisiana State University Campus

For more information, please contact Josh Allred at 225-578-4174 or

School of Theatre Open House Tentative Schedule:

  • 10:00a  – Check in begins (MDA Lobby)
  • 10:15a - 10:30a - Dean's welcome (Shaver Theatre)
  • 10:30a - 11:30a - Student Forum/Parent's Forum
  • 11:30a – 12:30p – Lunch (Studio Theatre)
  • 12:30p – 12:45p – Group Welcome (Studio Theatre)
  • 12:50p – 1:20p – MDA Facilities Tour
  • 1:30p – 3:00p – Workshops
      • Performance - Richard Holden, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing, Head, Undergraduate Performance
      • Design/Tech - Tara Houston, Assistant Professor, Scenic Design
      • Film/TV - Isaac Pletcher, Assistant Professor of Film and Television
      • Physical Theatre - Nick Erickson, Associate Professor of Movement
      • Theatre Studies - John Fletcher, Billy J. Harbin Associate Professor of Theatre History
  • 3:15p – 4:15p – Performance/Portfolio Evaluations - Opportunity for attendees to receive valuable feedback on their work from SOT faculty.
      • Performance - Prepare a 90-second contemporary or classical monologue. 
      • Design/Tech or Arts Administration - Please bring a physical copy of your resume and/or portfolio.  Please be prepared to discuss your previous experience and/or interest in continued study in the area.
      • Film/TV - please bring a resume and 90-second reel as a Quicktime file on a USB flash drive.  Be prepared to discuss the selected body of work.
  • 4:30p - 5:00p - Student Organization Fair/Informational Session (Studio Theatre)
  • 5:00p – Dinner on your own, a list of restaurants will be provided
  • 7:30p – performance of Our Town (Reilly Theatre)

Register for the LSU Theatre Open House.