Semester on New York Theatre (nycTREC)
Drew has partnered with the internationally renowned Tectonic Theater Project, a leading company in devised theatre. Tectonic’s The Laramie Project was named one of the 25 most important American plays in the last 25 years by the New York Times. Tectonic artists train Drew students and guide them through the process of creating and producing an original work.
This program is offered in alternate years and requires a full-year commitment. The fall semester consists of weekly classes and experiences in New York City. During spring break, students live in the city to rehearse and perform an original ensemble work. In the spring semester, students perform the piece on Drew’s campus.
Applications are due by March 10.
An interview with the program directors will be scheduled for finalists as part of the application process.
See today’s hottest stage productions and meet the artists that bring these works to life. Take in theatre history through tours and museum visits. Hone your technique in hands-on workshops. Partner with a major professional theatre company and your fellow students to create an original ensemble performance piece—and experience the thrill of being onstage to premiere it in New York City.
You’ll spend one day a week during the fall semester in New York City—the undisputed center of the theatre world—observing, learning and creating. During spring break, you’ll live in the city all week to rehearse and perform your new ensemble show with the support of professional theatre mentors. Then, you’ll bring the piece back to Drew as part of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s regular spring performance season.