The SALT Season

The Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) is a performance/directing lab that affords TheatreVCU students the opportunity to present works focused primarily on the essentials of performance in a creative and impartial manner. The student-run Shafer Steet Lab offers students another outlet for further development of critical theatrical skills, such as script analysis, dramaturgy, research, and communication. All productions are produced with minimal technical demands in the 150 seat  Richard Newdick Theatre housed in the Shafer Street Playhouse.

Spring 2020 SALT Season:

  • You Got Older (Directed by Abbey Kincheloe)
  • Falling, Falling (Directed by Raja)
  • Ching Chong Chinaman (Directed by Lennon Hy and Sian Syring)
  • A Night of Women: A Collaborative Cabaret (Directed by Rachel Weatherby)
  • Unapologetic, A Devised Piece About Sex (Directed by Donna Boyd)
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride (Directed by Sam Simpkins)
  • Why Cadillac (Directed by Caroline Meyers)
  • 7 Eleven The Complete Files (Directed by Dennis Balk)
The Department of Theatre encourages and supports the students’ efforts in special interest groups and has endorsed the follow student theatre groups:


Guild of Graduate Students (GOGS) – Supports, funds, and provides an outlet for graduate student productions and projects
Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre (SALT) is an S.G.A. recognized and funded student organization at Virginia Commonwealth University
SALT is theatre for the students and by the students at VCU. We invite everyone to join them for their jam packed season.
Under TheatreVCU’s umbrella, studio projects, play readings and guest artists are some of the many activities sponsored by these organizations.


No Shame Variety Show

The No Shame Variety Show is a bi-monthly variety show organized by TheatreVCU students highlighting individual talents on the Newdick stage.

Acts include but are not limited to:

  • Songs
  • Sketch Comedy Groups
  • Original Choreography
  • Drag Performances
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Spoken-Word Poetry

The No Shame Variety show can be reached via the following platforms:

Instagram: No Shame Variety Show Instagram Page

Facebook: No Shame Variety Show Facebook Page

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SALT board at or visit their facebook page here