Student Resources


The Programs in Theater and Music Theater have a variety of resources available for current certificate students and students generally interested in theater and music theater.



The 2019-20 reading list of suggested plays includes 50 plays students should know from many centuries and countries.

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Each year, the theater and music theater programs create our season by advising and supporting a number of theatrical projects created by senior certificate students and chosen through a proposal process in the junior year. To put together our season, we look for individual proposals that we believe offer exciting creative challenges to the certificate students, and we seek to create a season that overall provides diverse educational and artistic opportunities for the Princeton student community. We hope to choose a varied season that tells theatrical stories from multiple perspectives in multiple styles and scales; and a season that we know that we can support from the point of view of our faculty and staff time, physical space and available resources. The following resource provides information on the proposal process, guidelines, and submission information.

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We are interested in helping you figure out your summer plans. Here is some information about internships, summer funding and performance classes to get you started. Stay tuned for more information throughout the year, including an annual conversation in December, about summer internships and opportunities.

The Program supports three fully funded internships each summer, including a Public Works Internship at the Public Theater NYC, a McCarter Theater Center Education and Engagement Summer Intern, and an internship/apprenticeship program at a professional theater company (supported by the Tiger Baron Foundation). More details on those opportunities is available below:

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Students interested in pursuing funding for summer creative and research projects should look at the Lewis Center’s Student Funding Opportunities. Applications for summer funding are due early in the calendar year so please keep your eyes open for information and plan to attend the annual Summer Funding Workshop held in January each year.



The mission of the theater and music theater student production season is to support students’ exploration and development as theater artists and as human beings. Please review the following guidelines for auditions and rehearsals below:

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Lewis Center theater lecturer and professional actor Mark Nelson offers one-on-one coaching for theater or music theater certificate students. Whether you want to audition for an MFA acting program or a show on campus, or just want to grow as an actor, these sessions will help you choose, explore, and inhabit a monologue that works for you. Sign up for a 50-minute meeting through Joe Fonseca at, on Thursdays at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. up to three times in the semester. Please bring at least one monologue from a play or book, 2 to 4 minutes long. Once you have signed up for a slot, please email Mark Nelson at to let him know what you’d like to work on.



The Student Representative is a liaison between the students involved in a theater or music theater program production and the theater and music theater program faculty. The Student Representative is invited to speak up on behalf of any or all student participants (actors, designers, stage managers, crew, dramaturgs, etc.) regarding concerns or questions that any student involved in the production may have, when the student or students do not feel comfortable addressing such concerns directly with the director or thesis proposer(s). The goal is to make it easy for students to communicate uncomfortable challenges to the faculty and staff with minimal anxiety. The Student Representative is modeled on Equity representatives in professional theater. Learn more about this role in the resource below:

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