Play Selection Advisory Committee (PSAC)

PSAC? What is PSAC?

For decades, PSAC is the student group that meets bi-weekly in spring and fall quarters to discuss and select potential plays for the upcoming Festival Playhouse Season. We honor and value the thoughts and opinions of our students–and the department uses PSAC as an opportunity to make sure students’ voices are heard in the play selection process.

Each week students will be assigned a play from each of the following categories

  • Classics (Ex. Shakespeare, Molière, Greek plays, etc.)
  • Modern Drama (Ex. Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Tennessee Williams, Henrik Ibsen, etc.)
  • Contemporary (anything Post-1950. Ex. Tony Kushner, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Ruhl, etc.)
  • Musicals (any time period)

Students report on the shows the following week stating whether or not they endorse the play for the upcoming or any future season, giving a short synopsis of the show and details such as cast size, appropriateness for student actors and specifically for people of color, opportunities for theatre as an educational experience, etc.

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department reading list and discover plays they like on their own.

If you are interested in being a part of PSAC, please contact Lanny Potts to get more information.