Students work all year writing and developing plays. A committee of faculty members chooses the final scripts, and the collaborative process of producing them begins.
Though the process begins in playwriting workshops, not all of the scripts are written by students whose main theatrical interest is playwriting. “A lot of these are by students in the department who’ve never written a script before,” Kelso said. “We believe that by going through the play development process as playwrights, they will be better designers, directors and actors.”