Each fall, the NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program produces a mainstage production. Throughout this eight-week process, a guest director and professional artistic collaborators engage NYUAD students both on and off the stage as they build a production from conceptualization through performance. Students can participate as performers or as apprentices in design and production areas, working closely with the guest artists or theater professionals for a remarkable experience realizing a theatrical production.
NYUAD Theater Program Student-Led Project Series (SLP) provides both majors and non-majors the opportunity to conduct, direct, or present theater projects for the NYUAD community, including workshops, staged readings, and small-scale productions.
Each year senior Theater Majors work closely with faculty advisors to create a final project that is substantial, ambitious, creative, and reflective of their educational journey at NYU Abu Dhabi and featured in the Arts and Humanities Capstone Festival. Theater Capstones take many forms; they can be performances, play texts, stage design, performative installations, and critical essays or historical research papers based on theater and performance studies. The Theater Program encourages meaningful collaborations during Capstone projects, which provide many opportunities to students across the university to gain valuable experiences including, but not limited to, the areas of performance, production, producing, design, stage, and project management.