Contests for Undergraduate Students

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Upstart 22 - Call for Proposals

The Upstart Festival is a juried student performance festival produced by the Theatre and Performance program in the Theatre of the Arts.  We welcome applications from students in any program as well as from Alumni. Performance projects must be original and may take any form including but not limited to theatre, performance art, film, installations, and augmented reality experiences.  Time-based projects are limited to 40 minutes in length. 

Successful student applicants will earn two (2) THPERF course credits (1.0 course units) for their participation in the festival. 

Successful Alumni applicants will give their script over to the program to produce.  Ongoing involvement is not required.  If you wish to continue with the script as writer, that must be negotiated with the program.

Please note that the Jury will give current students proposals priority above Alumni submissions. Applications are due Friday, May 27, 2022 before 5pm.

Call for Proposals

Application Form