black hanger with rainbow letters hangingTry On Theater Days offer a welcoming introduction to theater making in the Princeton theater and music theater programs at the Lewis Center for the Arts. On three evenings, three times a year, the programs hold informal community evenings to encourage student participation in our student-driven season in any capacity. This new process replaces traditional auditions with group workshops, and serves as an opportunity for students to find out about and get involved in non-performance capacities as well (such as stage management, design, sound engineering, backstage and so on).


  • Monday Try On Theater Day is designed to introduce students to our programs and season projects in the most informal and comfortable way possible, with snacks, conversations and theater games for those who wish.
  • Tuesday + Wednesday Try On Theater Days involve breaking into smaller groups for workshops in movement, music or acting, and for conversations about non-performance opportunities (students can opt out of any aspect).
  • Try On Theater Days will be held September 20-22, 2021, for projects that perform towards the end of the fall semester
  • Try On Theater Days will be held January 24-26, 2022, for projects that perform in the later part of the spring 2022 semester

A complete beginner performer, mover, musician or theater maker will be able to participate fully and comfortably in all activities.

For questions about Try On Theater Days, please contact Carmelita Becnel at; Elena Araoz at or Jane Cox at

Presented By

  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Theater