As a student-run theatre group, Studio 301 Productions hold a myriad of activities, mainly centering around our quarterly productions. Our most recent production was Bat Boy: The Musical, a mock-musical directed by Ph.D candidate Chris McCoy, presented this past spring quarter. The previous spring, we presented RENT, a rock opera. Other productions have included John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s ‘8,’ Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version), Spring Awakening, Julius Caesar, Rumors, Hair, Fuddy Meers, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, among others. In addition to our performances, we also hold fundraisers and serve as a social group. Favorite activities include but are not limited to outings to professional shows, our annual trip to Sky High, as well as various themed events and parties throughout the year. Some favorites include Fancy Pants, where everyone puts on their finest, and Pajama Pants, which speaks for itself.
How many members do you have?
We have about 30 members
Plans for this year
At the moment, we are working to put together and finalize a season for the 2013 – 2014 year. We are looking to focus our attention in the fall to fundraising and attracting new members to become a part of our 301 family. We are then hoping to present either a play or musical in both the winter and spring quarters.
What are the benefits of being involved in your organization?
Studio 301 offers a multitude of opportunities and benefits. Our members range from students who did theatre throughout high school and are looking to continue doing so to those who are in a different field of study and have never been involved in the process before, but want to give it a try. As an all student-run group, we are open to everyone – be it dramatic art or science majors, alumni, community members, etc. We feel that anyone who has the desire to do theatre should be able to. With that being said, theatrical productions entail a considerable amount of time and commitment throughout the rehearsal and performance process that by being involved in one, the cast and crew becomes a family, as those are the people you spend a majority of your time with. It is a great way to meet people who share many of the same interests as you.
In addition, serving on the 301 board offers the unique chance to gain valuable experience as a Producer while still on the undergraduate level, something which we would otherwise not get anywhere else.
Fun Facts about Studio 301
– No one knows how or why we got the name “301.” There are different rumors that have been passed down, but it remains a mystery.
How can students get involved?
Find out more at the links below.