Get Involved

So, you’re new to BC. You might already be busy getting ready for classes, signing up for activities, and making new friends. You might also see students in Robsham preparing for auditions, registering for labs, or hanging out in the green room. Overwhelmed yet?

While this might all be new to you, we are excited to welcome you to the theatre community and hope this guide will ease your transition. Whatever you might bring to the Boston College Theatre Department—be it your technical expertise, creative design, or fierce performance talent—read on. Welcome to the Theatre Department. We’re glad you’re here. 

Audition for a play

You do not need to be a Theatre Arts major or have previous experience to audition. Auditions are held in September, November, and January.

Take a course

Acting, directing, playwriting, dance—we offer introductory courses in all these areas followed by more advanced ones. It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing and to put some variety into your schedule.

Do a lab

You get one credit if you work behind the scenes on a production by building the sets, props, and costumes or working backstage during the run of a show. It’s a fun way to meet people and get familiar with the theatre program.

Join the listserv

The listserv is a great way to stay up to date on upcoming shows, auditions, workshops, invitations, courses, and other theatre-related events. To sign up, contact

Be an ASM

Every production has two or more assistant stage managers. These students help the stage manager run rehearsals and keep the production moving forward. ASM-ing also counts as a lab.

Help DS or CT

Dramatics Society and Contemporary Theatre are independent student-run producing groups. In total, they produce three shows a year and need help during build and tech week. It’s a fun way to volunteer and befriend board members.

Attend a production

The Robsham Theater Arts Center is home to theatre productions on the Mainstage and in the Bonn, but also to dance shows, cultural events, and more. Once the semester gets rolling, there is a production nearly every weekend.

Be in a Directing Scene

This is a great way to get started with performing at BC. Students in the Directing I and II classes need volunteer actors for their eight-minute scenes. It’s low commitment and high reward. Auditions are in September and February.

Attend a workshop

A couple times a semester, theatre alumni and/or professionals visit to run a workshop. Audition technique, singing for actors, improvisation, salsa dancing, stage combat, and arts administration are some of the topics that are often explored.

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