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New Stew – New Student Performance Projects

New Stew encourages incoming Freshmen and new transfer students to jump into performance mode by participating in one of four shows created specifically for them.  New Stew Performance Projects welcome incoming students into the Columbia theatre community while showcasing their abilities to everyone in the department.

The Shows
• Casts for each production are between 14 to 20 actors.
• All roles are about the same size and are as race- and gender-neutral as possible.
• The running length of each show is to be about 45 minutes
• The rehearsal period is three-to-four weeks.
• Performances run for three-to-five days in the Classic or Getz Theatres.

Who can audition?
The New Stew shows are for Freshmen and transfer actors only.
• New Stew show #1 is a musical theatre showcase limited to Freshmen only and any incoming transfer student.
• New Stew Shows #2, #3, #4 are open to 1st semester transfers and Freshmen.
• Students may only perform in one New Stew show.
• Students may audition for a New Stew show only if they have not performed in any other play produced by the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department.

New-Stew 2013-14

Show #1: A Musical Theatre Review, directed by Ashton Byrum
Auditions: September 16, 2013
Performances: October 15,16, 17, 2013  

Show #2: On the Edge of a Dark Wood, directed by Ann Boyd and John Green
Auditions: Early September semester              
Performances: October 28, 29, 30, 31, 2013

Show #3: Never to be Seen Again: A Series of Improvised Plays, directed by Keith Horvath
Auditions: Week of December 2, 2013
(Rehearse during January break)
Performances: January 27-30, 2014  

Show #4: The Road Less Traveled, directed by Scott Olson
Auditions: January 28, 2014
Performances: February 3-7, 2014

Show #5: Fresh Play Prize, directed by James Sherman
Auditions: TBA
Performances: April 28-30-2014
The Fresh Play Prize is an annual competition for Columbia College Chicago. Plays are written by playwriting students specifically for the Freshmen Performance Project. This is a great opportunity to perform in a premier of an original ensemble play!  Cast members will work closely with the playwright present in rehearsals: rewrites and tweaks will be an energetic part of the rehearsal process.