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 Spring 2015 SALT Season


February 6th-7th

Jessica Dotson directing Comet Hunter by Chiori Miyagawaa

-February 19th-21st

Jorge Bermudez and Kirstin Riegler Hensley directing Really, Really by Paul Downs Colaizzo


February 27th-28th

Paul Valley directing Faust with an all female cast


March 6th-7th

Erica Messenger directing an original piece, Like Wonderland



Carmen Wiley and Max Ehrlich directing their very own SALT Cabaret


April 3rd-4th

Matthew Ballou directing an original piece, Couch


April 10th-11th

Ian Wendell will be directing The Jacksonian by Beth Henley


April 17th-18th

Danielle Hartman directing The Author’s Voice by Richard Greenberg


April 24th-25th

Kaelie Ukrop will be directing The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SALT board at