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Theatre-in-the-Raw is an experimental venue which explores the “process” through which theatre is created. The program is part of the Department’s initiative to create a performance culture at MSU which embraces multiple modes of creativity. Students write original work, explore innovative performance techniques and experiment with new dramatic material. The possibilities for theatrical expression are almost limitless.
Theatre-in-the-Raw performances are held in the L. Howard Fox Theatre or Experimental Black Box Theatre and are generally scheduled on Fridays at noon. Students whose projects have been approved for inclusion in Theatre-in-the-Raw are given 30 minutes in which to “try out” their material. Their “mini productions” also serve as preparation for BA Theatre Studies majors to present works as seniors in the 410 Projects program.
Theatre-in-the-Raw performances are free and open to the public.