Theatre Simpson Student Handbook

A great theatre production comes from a group of people working well together. Here at Theatre Simpson every member of the company is important. It takes all of us working together as a team to make each production successful! These policies and procedures are designed to help us work together as a team and also to have fun in the process.

Bill Hit ’16 and Addison Grant ’19 in Knowing Joan

Theatre Simpson Mission Statement

TS Company Policies updated 3/2016
TS Emergency Procedures
Fire Alert Information
TS Financial Procedures and Policies
TS Props/Rehearsal Furniture Usage
TS Production Photo Policy
TS Company Comp  Tickets
Request to miss mandatory call form

BPAC 102 Plotter/Printer Usage Policy
BPAC 102 Computer Usage Policy

Students are able to check out spaces for rehearsals and class projects at BPAC Room Reservations!

*If you want to use  BPAC Room 102 you don’t need to reserve the space online, but you do need to request for it to be unlocked/  Use the blue forms available outside the main Theatre Office.*

Ana Abraham ’17 and Suzie Dunya ’19 in Marisol

Student Requirements– The documents below specify what is expected of students wanting to either major or minor in Theatre Arts.
Theatre Arts Major Requirements
Theatre Arts Minor Requirements
Theatre Simpson Courses
Theatre Scholarship Responsibilities
TS Student Requirements by Year





Screening process–preparation for off-campus auditions and interviews-To better prepare students for internships and work beyond the campus the department has implemented the following process.

Year One—submission of resume to the department at the end of the second semester.

Year Two—meeting with department faculty at the beginning of the academic year. Successful completion of all departmental screening activities, culminating in participation at one or more audition and/or interview events off-campus.

Successful completion of THTR 209: Vocation and the Performing Arts is recommended in year two or three.

Year Three—meeting with department at the beginning of the academic year.  Successful completion of departmental screening process.

Year Four—Successful completion of departmental screening process. Successful completion of THTR 385: Theatre Seminar, which includes the departmental exam. Final exit interview with faculty at the end of the spring semester.

Caitlin Featherstone-Priester ’16 and Braeden Ingersoll ’18 in the musical Carousel

Resumes/Headshots– As a person involved in theatre, it is very important that you keep an updated resume and headshot. These documents will help guide you to having a more professional looking resume and headshot for class or for professional interviews.
Resume Helpful Hints
Tech Resume Example 1
Acting Resume Example 1
Tech/Acting Resume Example 2
Tech/Acting Resume Example 3
Cover Letter/Resume Guide
Headshot Thoughts and Examples
Tips for Successful Interviewing
Possible Tech/Design Interview Questions
Audition Tips and Expectations

Designs– At Theatre Simpson, students have the chance to partake in design positions for the seasons. Below is a link to the design positions page with all the information about these opportunities. Also listed below are the applications to sign up for these positions.
Check out specific design opportunities and their job descriptions on the Design Positions Page!
Company Member Application
Design Leadership Application (Word)
Design Leadership Application (Writable PDF)

Extras– Students have the opportunity to partake in extra groups and events in the theatre, in the documents below you will find information on a few of the extra opportunities Theatre Simpson has to offer.
TS KCACTF Assessment-Design and Technology
TS KCACTF Assessment-Irene Ryan
Alpha Psi Omega
Performing Arts Theme House