Project Overview

Research Assistantship, Production Management

Faculty Sponsor

Anna Labykina (




You will work with Professor Labykina on assembling and organizing research notes for a manuscript in progress on the process of producing large-scale performing arts events in non-traditional spaces.  Additionally, you will organize and document interviews with professionals in the field for case studies, as well as work with Labykina on choosing illustrations (technical drawings, photographs, written documentation) from the professor's archive and contact rights holders for publishing permissions.  Lastly, you will research avenues of possible future site visits based on planned future summer and 2021-22 seasons in an industry that has been forced to pivot to more non-traditional spaces (tents, mobile stages, outdoor stages) due to COVID restrictions.  In the end of 8 weeks, you should have a clear understanding of process, budget, and personnel required to produce a large-scale event, which is knowledge necessary for anyone looking into a career in arts administration.

Student Qualifications

Interest in theatre, strong writing skills, self-motivation preferred.  Knowledge of basic vocabulary on theatrical technology preferred.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

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