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.

12938126_10209229374399500_1217352631885833273_nThe 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

– Bi-Monthly variety show organized by TheatreVCU students highlighting individual talents on the Newdick stage.



The Fall 2016 SALT Season


Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe

Directed by Cole Metz

Performances on October 14th & 15th


Thom Pain by Will Eno

Directed by Jessie Kraemer

Performances on October 21st & 22nd


The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop

Directed by Breezy Potter & Michael Oppenheimer

Performances on November 4th & 5th


To Dance in my Dreams 

An original piece directed by Moriah Hancock

Performances on November 18th & 19th



Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee

Directed by Josh Chenard

Performances on December 2nd & 3rd



Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail”  a book of memoirs by Virginia Commonwealth University professor David Coogan, Ph.D., and 10 people who had been incarcerated in Richmond’s jail

Directed by Sarah Velasco-Kent

Performances on December 9th & 10th


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