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The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.

Open Space Productions

The Open Space Production Season provides an opportunity for interested and qualified individuals to produce theatrical events of their own initiative.  Within a given academic year, the Department of Theatre and Dance recognizes that the co-curricular, main stage season will encompass many performance genres and production styles but cannot incorporate the diversity of theatre and dance performance in its entirety.  Open Space productions exist for those students (and/or staff) wishing to augment the main stage season with a production of their own choice.  The Department of Theatre and Da

Dance Ensemble

Grinnell’s  student dance ensemble offers opportunities to work with renowned choreographers as well as to create new dances. Ensemble members study contemporary dance and related techniques and perform each semester. The company’s performances are produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Membership in the Ensemble requires:

Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships - Theatre and Dance

McClenon Clark Playwriting Award

The winning playwright of the One-Act Play Contest will receive a $200 cash prize and have his/her play performed as a staged reading before the end of the academic year. The runner up will receive $100 and the third place playwright will receive $50. Playwright must be a registered student at Grinnell College at the time of the submission. The contest is open to all Grinnell College students. Plays should be no more than thirty double-spaced pages in length and not previously produced.

Theatre and Dance Internships

5th Year Internship

Internship Description: The 5th Year Internship provides an opportunity for a student to have a “real world” transitional experience. The intern gains this experience by working in the scene shop (with Erik Sanning, Technical Director) and/or the costume studio (with Erin Howell-Gritsch). The intern also has the opportunity to work on his or her portfolio and to take additional college classes (either for credit at the Alumni course rate or as an audit).