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.



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