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Theatre Student Research and Creative Activity

SOAR Project

Moravian Theatre

Student Research and Creative Activity

Student-Initiated, Student-Directed Theatre Projects  

Eligible students can propose projects to be included in Moravian's theatre season. Options include:  

  • Friday Night Play Reading Series
    (scripts in hand, 5 rehearsals, little/no tech or budget)
  • Workshop Production
    (no scripts, 3 weeks rehearsal, light tech, small budget)  
  • Full Production
    (5 weeks rehearsal, full tech, full budget)    

Examples of Recent Projects

  • "Truth//Delusion" Student-written, student-directed full production, spring 2019
  • "One Night" Student-written, student-directed reading spring 2019
  • "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" Student-directed full production fall 2018
  • “The Homecoming” Student-directed full production fall 2018  
  • “A Midsummer Night's Dream” Student-directed reading spring 2018
  • “Circle Mirror Transformation” Student-directed reading fall 2017  
  • “Boeing Boeing” Student-directed full production spring 2017  
  • "Stuff" Student-created, Faculty-directed full production spring 2017  
  • “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds” Student-directed full production spring 2016
  • “Murdered to Death” Student-directed full production fall 2016  
  • “God” Student-directed reading fall 2016  
  • “An Ideal Husband” Student-directed fall 2016  
  • “Death of a Salesman” Student-directed reading spring 2016
  • “The Real Inspector Hound” Student-directed reading fall 2015  
  • “A Streetcar Named Desire” Student-directed reading fall 2015  
  • "Exhibit A" Student/faculty-co-written Faculty-directed full production fall 2015  
  • “Superstory” Student-written, Faculty-directed full musical production fall 2014  

Honors Program

The Honors program offers the qualified senior student the opportunity to work on a year-long independent, intensive research project on a specific topic of his or her choice. A senior admitted to the Honors program is expected to work on his or her project during the fall and spring terms under the guidance of a faculty member who serves as the Honors Project advisor, devoting no less time in each term than would be devoted to a course unit. For more information regarding the policies and procedures for the Honors Program, please visit the Moravian University Honors Program website.  

SOAR Program

The goal of the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program is to facilitate student research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. To this end, the program provides stipends, travel allowances, and research expenses to support students and their faculty mentors as they engage in scholarly or creative work. Since its inception in 1998, the SOAR program has supported projects with student and faculty participation across every academic discipline at the college. For more information regarding the policies and procedures for the SOAR program, please visit the Moravian University SOAR Program website.    

Recent SOAR Projects

Corinne Philbin—SOAR
"Flavor of Bethlehem: A Celebration of People and Food" 
Christopher Shorr, advisor

Sam Weinberg—SOAR
"Exhibit A: Multiculturalism and Stereotype in the Twenty-first Century" 
Christopher Shorr, advisor