Theatre Programs

Student Production Workshop

What is Student Production Workshop?

Roundabout Theatre Company’s after school program, Student Production Workshop (SPW), is a student led theatre company modeled after Roundabout’s professional theatre production process.

Watch this behind-the-scenes video created this year by student Erika Juarez, mentored by teaching artist Leah Reddy.



What does a year in SPW look like?

FALL: Interview and audition. Students will be placed into a theatrical track for the school year. These tracks are performance, tech/design, and playwriting. Throughout the fall, each track will meet once a week to learn about their discipline through workshops. Once a month, the ensemble will come together to see a Roundabout production and meet with professional artists.
 
WINTER: The ensemble will continue to meet on a weekly basis working towards producing a five-minute play festival.

SPRING: SPW leaders will be chosen and playwright students will have the opportunity to submit their original work that will be produced on a Roundabout stage. Three plays will be chosen to get a reading produced by the student leaders.

SUMMER: SPW leaders audition student actors and interview student designers for the summer production. Once the company is selected, they embark on a seven week student-led production process, culminating with three public performances in August. 
 

Join the SPW ensemble!

Click here to sign up for an audition/interview time slot.

WHEN

You are only required to come to one audition day. Prepare to be at the audition from 4:30–6:30PM.

September 19, 2016
September 20, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 27, 2016

WHERE
Education Studio, 3rd Floor
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
111 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
 
NRO to 49th Street 
BDFM to 47–50th Streets
 
WHAT TO BRING
Performers: You will be provided with scenes or monologues to read at the audition.

Tech/Designers: Feel free to bring examples of any theatre design or technical work, but this is not required. Be ready to talk about what interests you about the backstage and design side of theatre.

Playwrights: Please bring a sample of your writing. This doesn’t have to be a play, just a piece of any writing you’ve done for yourself or school. Be ready to talk about your writing and what interests you
 
CAN I AUDITION/INTERVIEW FOR MULTIPLE TRACKS?
Yes! If you are interested in acting, writing plays, and/or backstage and design you are welcome to go through the audition and interview process for two or three disciplines.

SPW ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE
Event Date Time Location
SPW Ensemble Auditions/Interviews September 19, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Auditions/Interviews September 20, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Auditions/Interviews September 26, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Auditions/Interviews September 27, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Day
October 14, 2016
4:30–10:00pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW  Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
October 17, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
October 18, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
October 19, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
October 24, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
October 25, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
October 26, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
October 31, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
November 1, 2016
4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
November 2, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Day
November 4, 2016 4:30–10:00pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
November 7, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
November 9, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
November 14, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
November 15, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
November 16, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble Day
November 18, 2016 4:30–10:00pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
November 21, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
November 22, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
November 23, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets
November 28, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
November 29, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
November 30, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets 
December 5, 2016
4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets
December 6, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets
December 7, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Tech/Design Ensemble Meets 
December 16, 2016
4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Performance Ensemble Meets December 13, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Playwright Ensemble Meets December 14, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Ensemble December 16, 2016 4:30–6:30pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
SPW Final Sharing December 19, 2016 4:30–8:00pm 111 West 46th Street – Education Studio
If you have any questions, visit us here or email spw@roundabouttheatre.org.

Please note that Student Production Workshop is a FREE program for New York City public high school students.