Theatre Arts Teaching Lab

The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL) is a collaborative, creative opportunity for directors, designers, and actors within a laboratory theatre setting.

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The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL) is a collaborative, creative opportunity for directors, designers, and actors within a laboratory theatre setting. If the information below does not answer your question, please reach out to us about your specific situation.

TATL allows faculty and students the opportunity to explore a variety of creative theatre activities, which support their academic goals and research initiatives. TATL is a free space for UTA Theatre artists to perform unique, thought provoking, and engaging theatre. The laboratory environment brings together experienced faculty, student directors, actors, and technical design teams, providing the opportunity to experiment in the theatre to expand their knowledge and experience in the Theater Arts.

The guiding principle of the Theatre Arts Teaching Lab is that challenges are opportunities for individual and collective problem solving in the development of successful theatre students, teachers, and artists. From start to strike, TATL productions are student-driven, and offer students invaluable opportunities for personal and collective agency. Students learn responsibility to emerge and flourish as they explore learning and teaching through theatre-making.

All potential directors must submit a script request, fill out the directing proposal, and attach a copy of their proposed play or production project for review by the play selection committee. Once the plays and/or creative works have been read and discussions regarding the TATL season have taken place, directors will be notified if their proposed play or production project will be produced. All student directors and faculty are encouraged to submit proposals.