The SALT Season

The Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) is a performance/directing lab that affords Theatre VCU students the opportunity to present works focused primarily on the essentials of performance in a creative and impartial manner. The student-run Shafer Steet Lab offers students another outlet for further development of critical theatrical skills, such as script analysis, dramaturgy, research, and communication. All productions are produced with minimal technical demands in the 150 seat  Richard Newdick Theatre housed in the Shafer Street Playhouse.
The Department of Theatre encourages and supports the students’ efforts in special interest groups and has endorsed the follow student theatre groups:


• Guild of Graduate Students (GOGS) - Supports, funds, and provides an outlet for graduate student productions and projects


• No Shame Variety Show

- Monthly variety show organized by Theatre VCU students highlighting individual talents on the Newdick stage.

Under Theatre VCU’s umbrella, studio projects, play readings and guest artists are some of the many activities sponsored by these organizations.

Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre is an S.G.A. recognized and funded student organization at Virginia Commonwealth University

SALT is theatre for the students and by the students at VCU. We invite everyone to join them for their jam packed season.

For more information go HERE

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The Fall 2013 SALT Season



Written by Brian Friel

Directed by Shaun McCracken October 4-5th



Directed by Morgan Barbour October 25th- 26th


The Cicada Summer

A New Play by Patrick Clark
Directed by Grant Freeman
November 1st-2nd

A Night of Hecklers & Comedians

Directed by Andrew Flack
November 15th-16th


Pun (n): A Play On Words

Directed by Erica Messenger
November 22nd-23rd


Dog See’s God

Directed by Brandon Butts
December 6th-7th