The SALT Season

The Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) is a performance/directing lab that affords TheatreVCU 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.

Fall 2019 SALT Season:

  • God of Carnage (Directed by Drewe Goldstein) Sept. 6-8
  • Jouska (Directed by Chris Martin) Sept. 20-22
  • Hamlet (Directed by Emily Tomasik) Sept. 27-29
  • You Have the Right to Remain Dead (Directed by B. Eller) Nov. 1-3
  • The Cube (Directed by Warren Elliot) Nov. 15-17
  • Ada and the Engine (Directed by Melissa Freilich) Dec. 6-8
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
Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) 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.
Under TheatreVCU’s umbrella, studio projects, play readings and guest artists are some of the many activities sponsored by these organizations.


No Shame Variety Show

The No Shame Variety Show is a bi-monthly variety show organized by TheatreVCU students highlighting individual talents on the Newdick stage.

Acts include but are not limited to:

  • Songs
  • Sketch Comedy Groups
  • Original Choreography
  • Drag Performances
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Spoken-Word Poetry

The No Shame Variety show can be reached via the following platforms:

Instagram: No Shame Variety Show Instagram Page

Facebook: No Shame Variety Show Facebook Page

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SALT board at or visit their facebook page here