Theatre Arts Research Opportunities & Collaborations

  • A young man staring at a raven
  • A chorus dancing on a brightly lit stage
  • A young man looking at another young man holding a martini glass
  • A group of actors dressed in fairytale costumes and standing onstage
  • A young man and a young woman onstage in bright costumes
  • Young men in business suits onstage
  • A group of men standing in a barn set and looking down at a young woman on the ground
  • A group of seated actors staring offstage
  • Two young men in Renaissance costumes; one is flipping over the others back
  • A smiling young man sitting in a bathtub as dancers move around him
  • A young woman with her hands raised over her head victoriously
  • A group of young men and women in elegant Victorian costumes
  • Two young men in bright costumes throwing a beach ball as a young woman dressed as a fish looks on

Collaboration at Morris

“I really valued the opportunity for students to experience the different jobs within a production, as well as the one-on-one interaction with the professors. ”

—Marco Avila ’10

At the University of Minnesota, Morris, students in theatre arts find that collaboration comes in many forms: scholarly, creative, educational, financial, improvisational, interdisciplinary, and environmental. Here are just a few of the opportunities available.

Scholarly
Students may collaborate with faculty on scholarly activities leading to publication or presentation at professional conferences. Financial compensation is frequently available for these activities.
Creative
Students may collaborate with faculty on artistic aspects of campus productions including acting, design, costuming, choreography, and direction. Financial compensation is frequently available for these activities.
Community and educational
Morris students have a strong record of contributing to local educational and community theatre productions, often writing, directing, choreographing, or acting in these shows.
Improvisational and original
In addition to the campus Improv Club, a student theatre organization, the Meiningens, produces a main stage campus production each winter.
Interdisciplinary and system-wide
In addition to working closely with other disciplines on projects and performances, the theatre arts program welcomes participation by students from all majors and encourages students to take advantage of courses and opportunities offered throughout the University of Minnesota system.
Environmental
In recent years, the Morris campus has successfully incorporated green initiatives into performance projects including main stage productions and the annual Fashion Trashion show.

Other Green Productions Include: